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Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:43 AM

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After a rocky start to its Firefox 3 "Download Day," Mozilla logged more than 8 million downloads of the latest version of its Web browser in 24 hours, the company said Wednesday.


Firefox 3 was downloaded 8,349,074 times between 2:16 p.m. EST Tuesday and 2:16 p.m. EST Wednesday -- more Firefox downloads than the company has ever had in one day, according to a Mozilla Web site tracking the browser's first-day download process.

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n a blog posting, Mozilla CEO John Lily said Firefox's browser market share grew to about 4 percent worldwide after Download Day, citing a link to statistics collected and maintained by Web statistics and analytics company Net Applications.

People in about 200 countries downloaded Firefox 3, with the United States leading the pack for number of downloads. The other countries in the top 10 for Firefox 3 downloads were, in order, Germany, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Iran, Italy, Canada, and Poland.

He added that Firefox users hosted 757 parties around the world to celebrate Download Day.
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8 Million downloads in one 24-hour period is crazy! and...

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He added that Firefox users hosted 757 parties around the world to celebrate Download Day.

WTF??? Who hosts are party for the release of a browser? :wacko: :lol:

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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:01 PM

I contributed to this world record. :)
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:39 PM

View PostRodgerB, on 19 Jun, 2008 - 03:01 PM, said:

I contributed to this world record. :)

Me too! :D
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:40 PM

Downloading it now.
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:37 PM

View PostRodgerB, on 19 Jun, 2008 - 03:01 PM, said:

I contributed to this world record. :)

Make that 3.
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:08 PM

So did I.

You can create a personalized Download Day certificate from here.
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:13 PM

Wow, parties for a browser.
<sarcasm>
Lets all celebrate IE8 Beta 2!!!!!!
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I don't know what people think will happen because of a new browser release, just more broken updates (doesn't matter what browser either, there will be bugs).
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:43 PM

View PostBetaWar, on 26 Jun, 2008 - 11:13 PM, said:

Wow, parties for a browser.
<sarcasm>
Lets all celebrate IE8 Beta 2!!!!!!
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I don't know what people think will happen because of a new browser release, just more broken updates (doesn't matter what browser either, there will be bugs).

There's already a beta 2?!?!

Just a week or so ago i tried beta 1 to see what we had to look forward to in IE. Not surprisingly, about the only page it could display right was about:blank. Hopefully they fixed a few things in beta 2.
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:17 PM

I tried the beta 1, and decided that is was absolutely a waste of time and harddrive space...


Forget IE, and go with Firefox.... Or even, Opera..... My Opinion!
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:57 PM

View Postaj32, on 28 Jun, 2008 - 06:17 PM, said:

I tried the beta 1, and decided that is was absolutely a waste of time and harddrive space...


Forget IE, and go with Firefox.... Or even, Opera..... My Opinion!


That's how i feel too, i just wanted to see what microsoft had in mind for IE.
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:55 AM

I still respect FF, but I prefer Opera ;)
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:26 AM

View Postborn2c0de, on 30 Jun, 2008 - 11:55 AM, said:

I still respect FF, but I prefer Opera ;)


Same, Opera doesn't get enough credit. However I do like Mozilla a lot as well, both are good in their own right.
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Re: Mozilla logs over 8,000,000 Fx downloads in a day

Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:35 AM

What I always find more interesting than the pure number of downloads in one day is where those downloads come from. On spread firefox they have a map (linked below) that shows where downloads came from. Like almost 5,000 downloads from the remote island of Mauritius (just off the coast of madagascar) and over 1000 in Fiji? I have been to fiji and they can't even afford food let alone internet access let alone download firefox.

Spread firefox world download map

Crazy stuff
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