Firefox 4 bakes an early appearance
While Firefox 4. has not during the time of writing been formally released it’s already on Mozilla public FTP servers.
The Mozilla Foundation, however, is cautioning people to not download the brand new browser from the sites yet, because the public copies available these days should be copied to reflect sites. Lots of visitors to these seed servers may slow propagation to more servers better outfitted to deal with a lot of traffic.
This isn’t the very first time that individuals have observed that the latest version of Firefox are available online early. Actually, it’s Mozilla’s usual routine to publish the browser first towards the public FTP (Ftp) so it may be copied to mirrors.
“C’mon Internet, we all do this each time. We’re seeding our FTP mirrors, but Firefox 4 is not ready until world wide web.mozilla.com/firefox states so!” stated Mozilla’s director of Firefox, Mike Beltzner, inside a message published on Twitter.
Individuals who truly cannot wait may also seek advice from alternate file-discussing sites, for example FileForum, that has published copies for Home windows, Linux and Mac platforms.
(Computerworld reporter Gregg Keizer led to this report.)