“From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3!” came the statement from Mozilla, making this the record download of software in 24 hours, and earning them a place in Guinness World Records.
Mozilla’s servers crashed on the day due to the very high demand, but they had them back up in a couple of hours, and I went ahead and got copies of Firefox 3.0 for both my Windows and Linux machines here, and they’ve run without a hitch since.
In the time since Download Day, over 28 million people have downloaded the browser. The United States leads the world in Firefox 3 downloads with over 7.7 million. Germany ranks a distant second with over 2.4 million users downloading the Mozilla’s browser to date.
Firefox now commands 19% total market share according to ZDnet blogs.