Mozilla Seeks World Record Firefox Downloads

    May 29, 2008
    WebProNews Staff

The browser maker wants to set a Guinness World Record when the next version of Firefox becomes available for users.

It doesn’t seem like Firefox 2 arrived from Mozilla all that long ago. Now that we’ve got to know it a little bit, the time for change will be here soon. That could include a record-setting level of download activity, tool.

Mozilla certainly hopes it does. To promote Firefox 3, and perhaps earn a spot alongside some high achievers, they are seeking participants in their Firefox 3 Download Day.

On a date to be determined, Mozilla will try to pull in a world record number of downloaders for the newest browser, in a 24-hour period. The Download Day website shows how many people have pledged to do a download per country.

Speedier, safer performance along with new features will be part of the Firefox 3 browser. Barring any late changes, the Download Day event should happen in June, with record verification by Guinness requiring about a week of time, Mozilla said.

Download Day 2008