Last night Mozilla started offering a major update for Firefox 220.127.116.11 users to Firefox 3.0.1, the current version.
Firefox 2 users will have the option to postpone the update for 24 hours (clicking on Later), or start the update right away (clicking on Get the new version). Pressing Never however doesn’t really mean never but “much later” (several weeks) which is what the label should read.
Users will be prompted with an updated End User License Agreement that covers the new malware protection service included in Firefox 3.
You will also be warned if one of your add-ons is not available for Firefox 3 so you can decide to go ahead or not, but I must say if your add-on is not Firefox 3-ready at this point it’s very unlikely the developer is still working on it.
To force an update now, select Check for Updates… in the Help menu now. Remember Firefox 2 support will end by mid-December according to Mozilla support policies that cover previous releases up to six months after the current version release.
Mozilla John O’Duinn already reports 1.4 million updates in the first 6 hours of the push.
For a complete view of what’s new in Firefox 3, check Mozilla Links’ review.