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The official numbers for Firefox download day are out. We talked about Firefox Download Day here and here. Here is the official wording:

From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 and are now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.

firefox certificateThe download since then have reached 28,445,504 when I wrote this article. So what’s the big deal in setting a record that never existed? Its good publicity I say. People have been publicizing Firefox 3 for a long time and this campaign proved the straw on the camel’s back. As they mention on the site "Lets, See what people come up with next to help spread Firefox". If you have not already downloaded Firefox 3, do it now its fast and worth it. Head on here to find out more details about the record. You can also get the Download Day Certificate, although with no validation of any sort it doesn’t have the same appeal, you can get it even if you didn’t download Firefox 3!


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As if the browser war was not frantic enough, what we have now is that the final releases within five days of each other. While Opera 9.5 is already out as I write this, Mozilla have decided on 17th June as the day to roll out Firefox 3. Remember you can help Firefox set a Guinness World Record of most number of software downloads in a day, which by the way is there’s for sure as its the first of its kind, only the actual number remains to be seen.


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