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
http://www.spreadfirefox.com/worldrecord. Details of Download Day parties
can be found at http://www.mozillaparty.com.
To download Firefox 3 visit http://www.getfirefox.com.
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