Mozilla Sets New Guinness World Record With Firefox 3 Downloads

Massive grassroots community effort behind world record for most software

downloads in 24 hours

Jul 02, 2008, 01:00 ET from Mozilla

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Mozilla today announced
 it set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of software
 downloads in 24 hours. The record-setting 8,002,530 downloads coincided
 with the launch of Firefox(R) 3, Mozilla's major update to its popular and
 acclaimed free, open source Web browser.
     Mozilla enthusiasts worldwide drove more than 1.7 million pledges to
 download Firefox 3 on Download Day, hosted regional download "fests," and
 added Download Day buttons to their sites, resulting in more than 40
 million impressions. The global Mozilla community has been celebrating the
 historic goal of establishing a Guinness World Record with parties in more
 than 25 countries, including a 24-hour long download fest celebration
 called Camp Firefox at Mozilla's Mountain View headquarters.
     "The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was instrumental in
 achieving this record," said Paul Kim, VP of Marketing at Mozilla. "Our
 community members came together and not only spread the word, but also took
 the initiative to help mobilize millions of people to demonstrate their
 belief that Firefox gives people the best possible online experience."
     "As the arbiter and recorder of the world's amazing facts, Guinness
 World Records is pleased to add Mozilla's achievement to our archives,"
 said Gareth Deaves, Records Manager for Guinness World Records. "Mobilizing
 over 8 million internet users within 24 hours is an extremely impressive
 accomplishment and we would like to congratulate the Mozilla community for
 their hard work and dedication."
     To see the full details of Mozilla's Guinness World Record visit Details of Download Day parties
 can be found at
     To download Firefox 3 visit
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 products and technologies that improve the online experience for people
 everywhere. We work in the open with a highly disciplined, transparent and
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