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[ars technica] Firefox 3 exceeds 1 million downloads in under four hours

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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.
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Firefox FTW

I downloaded mine at 4 PM Eastern and all I can say is, great browser. They'll definitely get that record for most downloaded software.
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14K DOWNLOADS PER MINUTE?!?! holy bandwidth batman....

its 7.1 megs.
7.1 x 14 000 = 99 400 megs per minute =

1656.6 MEGABYTE PER SECOND!!!
    
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The rapid pace at which the downloads are occurring makes it difficult 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 .
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Firefox FTW

I downloaded mine at 4 PM Eastern and all I can say is, great browser. They'll definitely get that record for most downloaded software.
there actually setting the record. theres rly no record to break for most downloads of software. but still this is very impressive
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My FF3's download thing is messed up. I have it set so it downloads things to the desktop, but it won't work. It downloads things, but doesn't like save it. I can see it in the download list but it won't open, and it doesn't exist on the desktop.

>.<
And Adblock Plus nor Noia Extreme theme work! The 2 best FF addons don't work yet! I must go slit my wrists, afk.

j/k
I know they'll eventually update em to FF3.
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it's over 2 million already
    
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this is good, they tried so hard for this and got wat they desired
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whats the diff between RC3 and the official release?
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whats the diff between RC3 and the official release?
Nothing major I would think... maybe fixed a few bugs... optimized the code a bit etc.
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