Mozilla is doing trying to break the record for software downloads in 24 hours with Firefox 3. Having used Firefox 3 I’m pretty impressed, I like it, and the downloads thing is good marketing. But it’s nowhere close to Flash. Here’s the quote from their FAQ courtesy of Larry Dignan:
This is the first record attempt of its kind so there is no set number. We’d really like to outdo the number of Firefox 2 downloads on its launch day, which was 1.6 million. Let’s shoot for 5 million–the sky is the limit!
So there’s not actually a world record to break, but to put that in perspective, we get 8 million installs of the Flash Player…..on an average day. I don’t even know what it is on one of our release days (but I’ll try and find out).Tweet