[ Ubuntu-BD ] Over 8, 000, 000 Mozilla Firefox 3 Downloads in 24 Hours

DarkLord (:= darklord2007 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 20:55:39 BST 2008

Over 8,000,000 Mozilla Firefox 3 Downloads in 24 Hours
Wednesday June 18th, 2008

The official Mozilla Blog reports that there were over eight million 
downloads of Mozilla Firefox 3 in the twenty-four hours after release, 
despite the widespread server availability problems. The Spread Firefox 
Download Day 2008 page has an interactive map showing the numbers of 
downloads in different countries and Mozilla Corporation CEO John Lilly 
has a weblog post with more statistics from Firefox 3's first 
twenty-four hours.

Once the exact figure has been determined and verified by Mozilla's own 
judges and officials from Guinness World Records, Firefox 3 will be 
declared the holder of the world record for the most software downloads 
in twenty-four hours (since the record doesn't exist yet, there's no 
real doubt that it will be awarded to Firefox 3). The Download Day FAQ 
has more details about the specifics of the record attempt.

The Blog of Metrics, run by the metrics and analytics team at Mozilla, 
reports that Firefox 3 had a market share of around four percent at the 
end of Download Day, based on hour-by-hour tracking of Firefox 3's 
market share by Net Applications (it was around 0.96 percent when Net 
Applications began tracking). By comparison, it took Firefox 2 a month 
to reach 3.62 percent.

link: http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=24003

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