User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 There is no easy way to download the product from the products' own page!!! This is a major usability snafu. The only one I found was under "Other systems and languages". Never mind that this was the first in a list, so "other" made no sense -- "DOWNLOAD NOW" should be easy to find. Really easy. Stupifyingly easy. I hope I've made my point. Please don't backlash against me -- backlash against the problem. Make it easy for folks to *start* using the product, or they will never find out how easy the product is to use. It's about the "out of the box" experiences, as the Apple usability folks would say. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Navigate to http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ 2. Search for "download" 3. Notice that none of these are links. 4. Search around. 5. Become frustrated that all the hype has no easily findable links to a download of the product. Actual Results: Frustration, leading to loss of credibility in the otherwise well founded marketing hype about a product that I'm actually interested in using, and have started promoting. Expected Results: Read the hype! Decide to make the switch. Hit the big "Download & Install" button. Have it work.
I tried a different route: The Foxfire main page has a link "make the switch today" which leads to the following text (on http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/switch.html), then leads me to http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ where there is no "Free Download" button. Getting Mozilla Firefox 1. To download Firefox, go to getfirefox.com and select "Free Download" There may be convoluted ways to get the product download, but if the obvious ones are broken, how confident (or bullheaded) must I be to keep trying?
And when I finally do get to the page (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/0.10.html#download) that seems to be able to do the downloading for me (surreptitiously hidden under "system requirements"), the language and links looks more like I'm downloading the windows installer than a product that will be installed by the windows installer. Downloading Firefox Mozilla Foundation provides Firefox binaries for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Windows: Installer Linux: GTK2 + XFT installer MacOS X: Compressed Disk Image ====== Overall impression of the install procedure -- inimpressive. Even though I was looking forward to the release, I'm gonna wait. It's too hard. And I've got 20 years' experience with Unix and Windoze.
There's a big green "Free Download" box at the top right of http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/.
(Though I'm mildly curious if this bug means it's of a size and structure that makes it vulnerable to some ad-blocking or other...)
I agree with comment 2 about the release notes. I filed bug 263118 to keep separate issues in separate bugs.
I do *not* see a big green button in any of these browsers on my W2K PC: - Firefox 0.9.3 - IE 6.0.2800.1106 I *do* see the green "Free Download" and the blue "Or, get..." blocks on my wife's XP PC - IE 6.0.280.1106.xpsp2.030422-1633 - Firefox 0.9.3 Here's the behavior on my SuSE 9.1 box: - Default browser (Mozilla 1.6) -- a completely different looking page, that offers to "Bookmark this page" with a URL starting at http://landing.domainsponsor.com/ds/skins/skin3m.php?.... I've reopened this with the observation that the page is vulnerable to some (as yet unknown) browser or system option, and may even be getting redirected for some different browsers.
Clear your cache and try again tried in Firefox1.0PR Opera 7.54 Mozilla1.7 K-Meleon IE6 All show the link, so obviously if you don't see it it's something in you system ->WFM