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[Mozilla] Mozilla Sets New Guinness World Record with Firefox 3 Downloads

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 2, 2008 – Mozilla today announced it set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours. The record-setting 8,002,530 downloads coincided with the launch of Firefox® 3, Mozilla’s major update to its popular and acclaimed free, open source Web browser.

Mozilla enthusiasts worldwide drove more than 1.7 million pledges to download Firefox 3 on Download Day, hosted regional download “fests,†and informed more than 43 million people through hosting Download Day affiliate buttons online. The global Mozilla community has been celebrating the historic goal of establishing a Guinness World Record with parties in more than 25 countries, including a 24-hour long download fest celebration called Camp Firefox at Mozilla’s Mountain View headquarters.

“The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was instrumental in achieving this record,†said Paul Kim, VP of Marketing at Mozilla. “Our community members came together and not only spread the word, but also took the initiative to help mobilize millions of people to demonstrate their belief that Firefox gives people the best possible online experience.â€

“As the arbiter and recorder of the world’s amazing facts, Guinness World Records is pleased to add Mozilla’s achievement to our archives,†said Gareth Deaves, Records Manager for Guinness World Records. “Mobilizing over 8 million internet users within 24 hours is an extremely impressive accomplishment and we would like to congratulate the Mozilla community for their hard work and dedication.â€
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post #2 of 11
Is this 8 million unique IP's downloading it, or just 8 million total?
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Regardless, that's a pretty crazy amount!
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This is a repost. =P
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Yay.. I helped set a world record! Are all 8million names going in the book? =)
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Great to be part of the 8mill+ who contributed to this success!
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Considering it was a record that was never before recorded, they could of had 1 person download it and hold the record.
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Considering it was a record that was never before recorded, they could of had 1 person download it and hold the record.
That would be true because they would be the only people who actually reported it. But we all know that would be pointless now would we.
    
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Is this 8 million unique IP's downloading it, or just 8 million total?
total I believe, doubt they would do unique IPs

I myself downloaded it 20 times in total. 4 times legitimately.
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i wonder if mine counted 2x because i downloaded them legitly 1 pc version and 1 Mac version but from the same ip addy
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