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.
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...
WTF??? Who hosts are party for the release of a browser?