Mozilla claims Guinness Record for downloads

July 4, 2008

Mozilla, developer of open-source Web browser Firefox, said on Wednesday it set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.

Over 8 million people downloaded Firefox 3 in the period following its official launch, the company said in a statement.

Key rivals to Firefox are market leader Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple Inc’s Safari browser.

Mozilla is in a battle with Microsoft, which unveiled an experimental version of its Internet Explorer 8 in Las Vegas in April and has been looking to expand its presence on the Web.

Firefox 3’s additions boost security and allow users to run Web sites when they are not connected to the Internet.

Source:CIOL News Report

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Firefox Download Day

June 19, 2008

Version 3.0 of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser hit the web today, and the folks from Mozilla are trying to break the Guinness world record for most downloads. You can participate by downloading the new version before 11:16 PDT — but even if you don’t get in on the opening day action, it’s worth the time to grab the new edition of the best browser available.

Source: Firefox