The final result is recorded. After the highly successful download day in mid June initiated with the help of the Spread Firefox team, Mozilla Firefox makes it to the Guinness World record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.
On our previous post we reported an initial record of over 7 million downloads of the Firefox3 browser, the final tally shows an impressive 8,002,530 downloads in the 24 hour period.
If you haven’t yet discovered Firefox 3, it is still available for download. We installed the upgrade Firefox3 on June 17 and are “now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.” There really is a huge difference between this high-end browser and the lagging Internet Explorer. 180 million users in more than 230 countries are already on it, so why don’t you?!
Did Mozilla make it to the Guiness? We have yet to find out! We, along with the people at Mozilla are still awaiting final reports in their attempt to enter the Book of Guiness World Records for most number of software download in 24 hours. While there is currently no record to beat for that area, Mozilla hopes to be the first.
As it is, they already beat their own record for most downloads on first day release of their software from 1.6 million downloads of Firefox 2 in October 2006 to over 7 million downloads of Firefox 3 in June 2008. In the United States alone, Firefox 3 was downloaded 2.6 million times, with our download and our friends’ included! Germany had over 600,000 and Japan had over 400, 000 downloads.
What was disappointing was the downtime the website had experienced some parts of the day. At noontime, we couldn’t connect at all! We thought we couldn’t download the product because the server was just offline. Mozilla promoted this event big time, we hoped they could have been more prepared for it and expect millions of traffic from all around the globe.
Now comes the software itself. Was it a huge upgrade difference from Firefox 2? We’re getting mixed reactions from friends. Some don’t like the huge back and forward buttons on the toolbar which we think is really user friendly- as you want it big and easy to find! We like the fact that it is already Google integrated but some of our add-ons and extra toolbar aren’t compatible with the new browser yet! We had to disable them for now because we like what we’re getting from the new Firefox 3 so far. As promised, it is faster and really just feels better and secure overall.
The other thing major that’s totally debatable depending on your preference is the address bar itself where you type in the web address. Mozilla calls it the “smart location bar” as it automatically completes addresses for you as you type, then dynamically ranks the results and acts as an inside-the-browser search tool to find previously visited pages. We think it’s really smart! However, others think it’s annoying as the toolbar automatically slide down and cover half the browser page at the same time you are typing and the tool suggests earlier visted sites. Perhaps Firefox already thought of the mix reception of the new toolbar so they have as an add-on the option to return to the Firefox 2 look and feel.
Some people likes change, some people don’t, and some really need time to adjust to changes. We haven’t encountered any bugs yet or crashes. We’re sticking to the toolbar and we’re really digging Firefox 3 overall.
Mark your calendar. Better yet, do the countdown beginning now as we join and support SPREAD FIREFOX in its mission to set a Guinness World Record for the most software download in 24 hours. Kicking off at midnight June 17th 2008, Mozilla launches Firefox 3 to the world.
What are we downloading? It’s the anticipated upgrade to the award-winning Firefox browser.
If you are still stuck with Internet Explorer, now is the perfect time to switch! Please give Firefox a try. You will never be sorry and will probably hate yourself for holding on too long and settling for Internet Explorer when you could have had the best browsing time of your internet life.
We have long been Firefox web browser fan as early as 2005, even when it has glitches then on version 1.5, we hang on and believed in the product. We can’t wait for this Version 3 commencement.
Internet Explorer- NOT!
There’s no question on the huge difference between working on Internet Explorer and Firefox. From easy navigation, topnotch security, tabbed browsing, lots of add-ons, session restore, spell checker, live bookmarking, bookmarking favorites, password manager, availability of themes, built in download manager, and combining a search system that allows users to search from its desired search engine and many more, Firefox just blows away Internet Explorer by a long shot.
It is also an open source so there are always developers left and right busy improving the features for an even better browsing competency. From experience, Firefox has far less crashing statistics than Internet Explorer especially on Windows Vista!
We can’t convince you by just reading. You have to try and become a believer yourself! Join in the mission and download Firefox 3 by clicking on either of the image links posted here. You’ll thank us you did!