Firefox 3 was a shoe-in to set the Guinness World Record for most software
downloads in a day since the record didn’t previously exist. The record
was made official today with Guinness certifying that Firefox 3 was
downloaded 8,002,530 times in the first 24 hours of its launch. That number
weeds out all duplicate downloads and automated downloads.
Even though Firefox 3 holds the record for most downloads in a day, it still
holds a fraction of the browser market that number one Internet Explorer has.
According to The Wall Street Journal Firefox held 19.03% of the browser
market in June while Internet Explorer captured 73% of the total browser
Firefox and other browsers are gaining ground on Microsoft-- albeit slowly.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Internet Explorer lost about half
a percentage point of market share per month for the last 12 months.
its record setting attempt with much pomp and fanfare on June 17 and to
commemorate the occasion the Internet Explorer team at Microsoft even sent
over a cake.
quote: Does everyone know that pic is photochoped?
quote: I do have one annoyance with it; almost every time I close down the browser I get an error.
quote: The final tally settled at 8,002,530 after judges weeded out duplicates and automated downloads from the 8.3 million total downloads logged on June 18, the day of the browser’s launch.