The word is out that Mozilla has officially set a record for the most downloads in a 24 hour period. The official number is 8,002,530 copies of Firefox 3 downloads.
“As the arbiter and recorder of the world’s amazing facts, Guinness World Records is pleased to add Mozilla’s achievement to our archives,” Gareth Deaves, Guinness’ records manager, said.
Microsoft has about 74% of the world market share for browsers while Firefox accounts for about 18%. We realize that this was conceived as a publicity stunt, but now that XP is retired, we expect that number will go up.
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Take that, Vista! Just in case you had forgotten, Tuesday massive download day for the new Firefox 3. We were amazed that over 8 million downloads were made in 24 hours. While Mozilla is still waiting for the official word, we have no doubt that they hit that Guinness world record. If you were part of that, good for you for taking the challenge, and don’t forget to download your certificate that you can proudly display over your cubicle.
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Set your calendar for June 17. After being in development for 34 months, Mozilla is finally unleashing Firefox 3 on the general public next Tuesday. The company says that the improved version has more than 15,000 updates, is safer, faster, easier to use, and even better for add-ons. In honor of the event, they have decided to try to set a world’s record for the most downloads in 24 hours. If you would like to participate, you can pledge your support on their site. So far there are over a million who have done so.
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