Don’t Forget to Download Firefox 3 Tomorrow As Part Of ‘June 17 Download Day’

Posted Jun 16, 2008

What does 233,000 Americans have in common with 39,000 Canadians and 24,000 Australians?  All of them have pledged to download Firefox 3.0 tomorrow.  The Mozilla Foundation hopes to set a Guinness World Record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours beginning on June 17 and ending on June 18.  The official time to start downloading is 10AM PDT on June 17.

This is the first time a software download will mark the pages in the Guinness World Record.  Mozilla is even hosting a BBQ at their office in Mountain View, Calif. as part of the celebration.  Firefox Release 3 is already available for download, but still has some bugs.

Currently 175 million people use Firefox and the browser is available in 45 languages across 230 countries.  Uriridiakoghene Onovakpuri, a student at UC Berkely created a Firefox World Record Facebook group.  The group has over 30,000 members.