July 3, 2008

It's Official: Firefox Downloads Set Guinness World Record

firefox-logo.pngWe already knew that Mozilla had a record breaking day on June 17th when Firefox 3 was downloaded close to 8 million times, despite the download site not working for at least part of the morning. Now, Mozilla has announced

that Firefox 3 has indeed made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with 8,002,530 downloads. Mozilla had set itself a goal of only 5 million downloads.

If you participated in the event by downloading Firefox 3 on the 17th (and even if you didn't, but want to pretend you did), you can now also download your own, personalized certificate from the Firefox site.

A number of analysts expect Firefox to capture a 20% market share this month and if the downloads for Firefox 3 are any indication, Mozilla might indeed be getting close to this.

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