Firefox Ver.3 Downloads to Success !!!

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Mozilla has launched Firefox web browser version 3 on 17th of June amidst of much fanfare. They have announced June 17th as 'Download day' and claims to have achieved a total download of 80 lac in 24 hours of launch of this soft ware. It is upto the Guinness authorities now to announce the world record. According to Mozilla site latest count is more than 131 lacs!!!. And going up every seconds!! Click the below link to know the latest count.

Firfox is the second most popular browser used by the internet users across globe after Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The beauty of the Mozilla's fiorefox is that it is the product developed by the open source community and is completely free to use. Mozilla foundation is a not for profit organisation who are powered by the open source idea. This foundation is backed and supported by thousands of developers spread across the world. They devotes its resources to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet.
Anybody can download Firefox 3 from the following site for free.

Windows installation file is of the size of 7.3 MB only.

I tried it in my desktop. The installation was exceptionally quick and was over in just 4 clicks and took only seconds!! Any novice can install it without any hiccups . It automatically places an icon in the system tray for easy access.

I have used Firefox 2 also. And so I can tell you that this is much better product from Firefox platform. Site loading is faster compared to Internet explorer. It is taking bookmarking to new levels. One click on the star icon at the end of the location bar bookmarks a site.

This browser uses google search cache brilliantly to ease browsing by listing recently searched sites with description in the address field. The developer site claims that it is more secure against viruses, worms, trojan horses and spyware. And there are much more features for making it more popular amoung the internet users.

Happy browsing.

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Papillon - The saga of human endurance

Man's survival instincts and faith in life is legendary. These qualities made mankind the leaders of the world.
Papillon is one of the greatest books I have come across in recent times. It was first introduced to me by my English teacher way back in nineties. But I couldn't get the opportunity to read it till recently. One evening on my regular train journeys to home from work, I bought this book from a young boy, who was selling popular English books in trains.

Papillon is Originally written in french and published in 1970. I bought the English translation by Patrik O' brian.
Papillon is a real life story of  Mr Henri Charriere  (Papillon is nick name), who was convicted by French government for a crime he  never committed in his life, when he was just below 25. Story is narrated to have taken place in a 14 year period of his conviction a from 1931 to 1945.
The convicts of that time were considered as pests by the French colonial government and the jails were made to systematically and brutally tame them. A person who enters in to the life sentence in his prime age will come of these cells either as mad or dead. These confinements are never meant to make the convicts  better people.
Sensing this danger Papillon' s aim and efforts were only to escape from the prisons. Every time he escaped, he was caught and put back in to rigorous confinements by the cruel authorities. The duration between the escape and confinements were filled with adventurous journeys thru geographically varied places with culturally different  people. This is not only a riveting and gripping story of adventures of Pappillon but also about the extra ordinary  love between people.
Story depiction is very elaborate and detailed and so we feel very much related to the situations and characters.
This book is all about the importance of having a 'never say die' attitude towards life.

It is a must read and I strongly recommend it to you.