1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Firefox Downloaded 8,002,530 Times in 24 Hours, now Official Record

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    34,074 (9.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,402
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Mozilla now holds the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded software within 24 hours. On the Mozilla Firefox 3 launch day, from 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008 the browser software was downloaded 8,002,530 times as recorded by Guinness - thus official declaring it a world record.

    Source: Mozilla
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 3, 2008
    10 Year Member at TPU
  2. SK-1

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,480 (0.77/day)
    Thanks Received:
    552
    So in a backward way,...I am in the book too!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. sam0t New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    99 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    ff 3.0 is a nice browser no doubt. Anybody remember how much ff 2.0 was downloaded on the release day?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. mlupple

    mlupple New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    209 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    USA
    I don't even like the browser but 8mil in one day is quite impressive.
     
  5. WildCat87 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Messages:
    59 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Yeah, I was part of it too! :)
     
  6. PrudentPrincess

    PrudentPrincess New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    669 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Location:
    Eugene
    What was the old record?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  7. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    34,074 (9.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,402
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    There wasn't one. :ohwell:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. PrudentPrincess

    PrudentPrincess New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    669 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Location:
    Eugene
    Oh, WoW should count their patches as world records, I'm sure it would stomp Firefox 3.0. :laugh:
     
    mlupple says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  9. ShinyG

    ShinyG New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    Messages:
    185 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    Romania
    Well, WOW already has it's own record for "most people deprived of social life" :p
    I'm glad that Mozilla pulled this off and I'm glad I downloaded it the first day.
    Hooray for Firefox!
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  10. Weer New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Messages:
    1,417 (0.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    94
    Location:
    New York / Israel
    Isn't this just, or primarily because the "auto-update" feature of Firefox?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  11. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    34,074 (9.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    17,402
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    On download day, Firefox 2 never prompted me to update or download the update by itself. Firefox only auto-downloads patches, major updates are always prompted to the user.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  12. OnBoard

    OnBoard New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    3,033 (0.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    379
    Location:
    Finland
    FF2 to FF3 isn't and update, it's an upgrade. It's not like XP has Vista in Windows Update either :)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  13. MoA New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    27 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
  14. FilipM

    FilipM

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,110 (0.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    411
    Location:
    Bitola, Macedonia
    2 downloads from me...yyaay! :)
     
  15. stordoff New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Messages:
    175 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    I seem to remember reading that only full downloads from the Firefox website would be counted, not automatic updates
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  16. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,373 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    994
    This benchmark needs to be stopped. Too easy to have "machine" downloads, part-downloads, cancelled downloads, repeat downloads, as well as auto-updates, being counted in the download statistics.

    UNLESS this figure can be validated by their new "dial-home spyware", that there are 8 million functional installs, then its all PR spin to me.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  17. WhiteLotus

    WhiteLotus

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,560 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    865
    HOLY MOTHER OF MERCY! That's loads of people. I did it three times, one for each computer in the house.
     
    lemonadesoda says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  18. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,373 (1.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    994
    Q. E. D.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  19. Vincy Boy

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    194 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    114
    Location:
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    newtekie1 must be like "OMFG you idiots just downloaded the most virulent piece of spyware ever. Your lives are about to come to a screeching halt as your usage statistics get sent to Mozilla servers." :slap: :roll:
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  20. Triprift

    Triprift

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Messages:
    7,185 (1.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    898
    Location:
    Adelaide Australia
    Ok so does that mean im part of an even bigger world record the ppl that didnt dl it :p
     
  21. WhiteLotus

    WhiteLotus

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    6,560 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    865
    You didn't?

    For shame!

    Should have done it for the fun of it.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  22. FatForester New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2007
    Messages:
    970 (0.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    151
    IIRC, there was a special "Download Day" only download. Auto-update doesn't install upgrades, so there's no need to worry about that. Partial, cancelled, and repeat downloads though could or could not have been counted. I'm not that worried about it though. There's more than 8 million FF users, so even if the data might be skewed from bad downloads it still shows there's a definite interest.

    Anyway, 8 million is ridiculous! Bad downloads or not, that's pretty impressive. :toast:
    I'm pretty sure getting a 'Guinness Record' is one of the purest forms of PR available lol
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  23. B1gg3stN00b

    B1gg3stN00b New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Messages:
    1,944 (0.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    109
    Yeah, the only site I have noticed problems with Opera 9.5 with was my Uni's site, had it not been for that, Firefox would not be installed at the moment.

    I love Opera dearly :D
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. Assimilator

    Assimilator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,204 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    555
    Location:
    South Africa
    IIRC, Firefox 2.0 got around 1.6 million downloads on its first day.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  25. mk_ln New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    287 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9
    imo, ff3 isnt that good. well, its mostly the auto-search-bookmark feature. (is there a way to turn it off?)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)