The date for the final, and suitable for public consumption, release of the new Firefox internet browser, Firefox 3, has at long last been revealed by Mozilla.

The 17 June has been named "Download Day" by the organisation, who are urging users worldwide to hold Firefox-themed download "fest" parties on that date, with a special party site created to help with organising.

In addition to the parties, Mozilla is also hoping to break a Guinness world record for the most software downloads in 1 day with over a million people already registered in an online "pledge" to download on the big day.

The new browser has been literally years in development and promises tens of thousands of tweaks and improvements over the already popular Firefox 2.