Firefox “Download Day” a Success!

Over a million downloads! Wow! Servers were slowed, people had to be patient, but there was between 5,000 and 14,000 downloads per minute at the peak! But, Firefox 3 got over a million downloads in just four hours!

Firefox 3 exceeds 1 million downloads in under four hours

“Firefox 3, the long-awaited update of Mozilla’s open source web browser was released earlier today. The download counter, which is projected on a large display screen here at Mozilla headquarters in Mountain View, CA, has been churning numbers at a rapid pace all morning. The display shows that Firefox has now exceeded 1 million downloads, with between 5,000 and 14,000 downloads per minute. The rapid pace at which the downloads are occurring makes it difficult to compute an exact total. The counter appears to be lagging behind the actual count, and Mozilla’s statisticians say that the number could be as high as 3 million just four hours after Firefox’s official launch. Users can follow along at home by watching the counter at the official site. Firefox 3 downloads have already exceeded the total number of downloads that took place in the first 24 hours after the Firefox 2 release. This is a significant milestone for Mozilla, which hopes that Firefox 3 will set the world record for the most software downloaded in a 24-hour period.”

The final count isn’t in… a later Betanews article says that we are at 1.6 Million!

Mozilla: 1.6 million downloads and counting

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