Firefox 3 Easily Exceeds Download Record

Current tally of 8.3 million cited by Mozilla

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Once the Guinness Book of World Records authenticates the download activity, the Mozilla Foundation should see a figure in the range of 8.3 million downloads of the Firefox browser in a 24-hour period.

Firefox fans kept the servers busy at Mozilla during the organization’s Download Day. The day aimed to deliver a world record number of downloads to Firefox’s global fans.

Mozilla CEO John Lilly noted a few of the highlights of the day on his blog. Though they recorded over 8.3 million downloads, Lilly expects that number to decrease a little as they review counts over the next few weeks.

Their network witnessed impressive traffic numbers, once some early issues caused by heavy demand were resolved. “At the peak, we were serving 17,000 downloads a minute (283 per second!), and saw sustained download rates in excess of 4,000/minute,” Lilly said.

Once the dust cleared, Firefox ended up with a 4 percent global share of the browser market. World leader Internet Explorer, via a cake delivered to Mozilla, congratulated the group on shipping the latest version of Firefox.

Firefox 3 Easily Exceeds Download Record
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  • http://www.e-commercewebdesign.co.uk Adam – E-commerce Web Design

    I can only see that 4 per cent market share increasing massively over the coming months. I’m sure this will continue to dominate over IE as the most popular web browser.

  • http://www.jvptechnology.com Jay Paul

    David, we can consider also one reason is Great plugins of web developer and SEO with FireFox 3.0, because firefix developer finished great job.

    most of peoples love to firefox due to great benifits of firefox plugins.

    like seoquake, searchstatus, web deloper etc..that’s why firefox becomes most popular in browser.

    also now Google toolbar is compaitable with FF 3.0






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