Correction on June 13: The spelling of Johnathan Nightingale has been fixed.
On Wednesday, Mozilla announced next Tuesday, June 17, as "Download Day" for Firefox 3. The company also releasedas a final step toward full release.
With Firefox 3, Mozilla is attempting to set a for the largest number of software downloads within a 24-hour period. There is currently no Guinness Book record for that accomplishment.
Firefox 3 includes a new rendering engine, so pages load faster. It also uses fewer system resources, addressing a complaint in earlier versions.
On this week's Security Bites podcast, I spoke with Johnathan Nightingale, Mozilla's "human shield," about the security features within Firefox 3, including its antimalware protection and support for Extended Verification SSL.