The Race is Still on...Will Firefox break the Guiness World Record for the most software downloaded in a single day on June 17 with the release of Firefox 3 ? The contest is still on. We're on global time here and the 24-hour period ends at 11:16 a.m. Mountain View. Download Day.... As I write this the number is already over 6.7 million downloads over 5,600 per minute with the U.S. leading the global way. After today, with ardent fans promoting the next version, the number is going to be way over 7 million I bet. (24 hours later, on 6/18 there were over 11 million downloads. 6/18 update: Mozilla had more than 8 million downloads in the 24 hour period, way over the 5 million goal. 6/24 update: reasons to upload Firefox 3.)
Have you ever known a product to have this kind of smashing success upon release? For free?
What is the future of free software? The Mozilla Manifesto ascribes to the idea that the world is a better place when people work together with pride to advance the vision of the Internet to enrich the lives of individuals and to help individuals have the ability to shape their own experience based on participation, accountability and trust.
Mozilla s Firefox web browser had 150 million users only ten years after the first Mozilla was officially launched. I've been an ardent user since 2004. If you download Firefox Verion 3, be careful that you are running the required versions of Windows or Mac operating systems In Microsoft land, Windows 95, 98, ME and NT 4.0 are no longer supported. On the Mac side, the minimum OS X version jumps from 10.2 Jaguar to 10.4 Tiger . Firefox 3, free, is available here.