Firefox Download Day 2008

Firefox Download Day 2008The nice people at Mozilla want to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours and are using the launch of Firefox 3 in a bid to achieve it. So this coming Tuesday, the 17th of June, is officially Download Day 2008.

I’ve already blogged about Firefox 3 here so I don’t need to do it again. Let’s assume that if you’re already a Firefox user you’re going to want the new version. At the Spread Firefox web site you can pledge to download version 3 on Tuesday and then see how the pledges are totting up worldwide. At the moment there are 52,955 pledges from the UK, but we’re trailing France, Italy and Germany (come on people, nothing like a bit of healthy competition to spur on us Brits). Poland is way ahead in Europe with 89,313 pledges, but of course the US of A is the worldwide leader with 215,355.

Mozilla need 1.6 downloads to set the record, currently the total pledges stand at just under 1.3 million. So what are you waiting for? If you do pledge, remember to actually do the download.


  1. Do you think this whole Guinness download record was a subversive plot hatched by Microsoft to crash the Mozilla website? Because I think that’s what has happened… I’ve been waiting for 4 minutes for the site to load on my browser.. lol

  2. Well Scott, I dunno if it’s a Microsoft plot but Mozilla seem to be a victim of their own success right this moment. The last count of pledges I saw before the site become unobtainable was over 1.7 million. If no-one can get to the site it could all backfire.

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