Firefox Hits 400 Million Downloads

    September 12, 2007

Mozilla announced on Friday that its open source browser had reached 400 million downloads worldwide. This was a big achievement for Firefox, which launched in 2004.

One year after its launch, Firefox reached 100 million downloads and hit 200 million downloads in 2006. Currently there are estimates that Firefox has a market share of 17.5 percent to 25 percent depending on the firm. Microsoft is still the leader of the browser market with 63.9 percent but Firefox is steadily gaining ground.

In message posted on its website Spread Firefox, the company thanks its users. "Today, you all have done it once again. With your amazing efforts, Firefox has reached 400 million downloads and demonstrated that not even the world’s most powerful companies can keep people from a better, safer, and faster Web experience."

"You all, the grass roots and the heart of the Firefox movement, have helped hundreds of millions of people find that better, safer, and faster Web."

"Thank you for building this movement. Thank you for helping Firefox to deliver on the great promises of the Web. On behalf of the hundreds of millions of Firefox users, thank you for all that you have done in just three short years."