Firefox 3 Download Day: World Record?

Well, it looks like Mozilla have got their record…

Thanks to the support of the always amazing Mozilla community, we got more than 8 million Firefox 3 downloads in 24 hours. That’s more Firefox downloads than we’ve ever had in a single day — an impressive feat indeed!

Please be patient while the good people of Guinness review our World Record attempt. This might take a few days so please check back here. And, a huge thanks for all of your support!

Looking on the map; France, Spain and the UK managed around 300,000 downloads each, Germany nearly 700,000, China came in with just 175k somewhat surprisingly and Russia even less at 110k (more copies were downloaded from Holland). Amazingly Iran recorded 260,000 (what gives there then? Anyone got any clues?) along with Italy at a similar figure and the USA dwarfed all others with a massive total of over 2.5million.

I guess the counts are indicative rather than completely accurate but it’s an interesting map and think it’s pretty awesome that more than 8million copies of Firefox 3 got delivered, for free, in just 24hrs. Congratulation to Mozilla and to the Open Source community. Now we should all go and get hammered on Wine which, after approx. 15 years, was finally released as a 1.0 product on the 17th June.

PS – The Mozilla counter is still counting BTW so I wonder how long before it reaches 10m? Tomorrow morning perhaps…

[Update: Yep. It’s 06:18 here in the UK and their counter is already over 10m by a hundred thousand or so]

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  • Commented on the new enhanced SSL certificate support in Firefox 3 over at my blog…very welcome it is too!

  • Kyttkat says:

    So what percentage of your visitors are already using FF3?

  • Alan Lord says:


    Approx 45% Firefox all versions. Just over 2% are on FF3. Bear in mind that the statistics package is historical so that is the percentage since it started recording all visitors. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to extract the last few days from the db and come up with a figure, but it will not be insignificant if the total ever is already at 2%.

    All versions of IE account for approx. 37%. It is interesting that IE7 has recently jumped in numbers. It used to languish at around 4% of the total. For some weird reason it has moved from there to 15% in about a week! Something funny with my stats package possibly. I did lose stats for over a month recently for no apparent reason. Counterize just stopped recording anything. About 2 weeks ago it started working again…



  • Around the 10% mark for me…

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