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Last week, Microsoft proudly announced that Internet Explorer 9 had been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours of availability, and we have to admit, we were impressed. With Firefox 4 launching just a little over a week after IE9, we were eager to see how the download numbers would compare.

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Mozilla's method for showing off its impressive number of downloads is a little different. Rather than announce it via its blog, the company has created a website specially for the purpose and the number is updating in real time. By the end of yesterday, Mozilla had logged around 3 million and at 10 a.m. this morning, it was at around 7 million.

Mozilla's stat counter site, glow.mozilla.org, is actually very neat. It shows you how many people are downloading Firefox 4, and, thanks to the wonders of IP addresses, where they are in the world. You can also break it down by continent, country, state and city.
Edit: as of right now this number is past 11 million downloads.
Edited by Tunapiano - 3/23/11 at 4:27pm
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How do mozilla make money to fund all this hosting/servers etc?

It is actually a big number
    
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Holy sweet Jesus on a pogo stick!

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The other article is saying it didn't beat FF3 launch day.
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No surprise, it's FF
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The other article is saying it didn't beat FF3 launch day.
It was 8 millions on the first day IIRC for FF3.
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Windows XP is not supported by IE9. On the other hand FF4 supports XP.
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Its actually quite entertaining watching dots appear on the site mozilla made Watching America, quite a few downloads there
    
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That's because Firefox owns
     
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I think they took the site down...
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