Firefox 3.5 already downloaded more than 4 million times
Less than 24 hours since it was released, Firefox 3.5 has already been downloaded more than four million times. According to Mozilla's Worldwide Firefox Downloads page, the major update to the open source Firefox web browser is currently being downloaded approximately 77 times every second all around the globe.
At the top of the list of countries, the United States has downloaded the release more than one million times, followed by Germany with nearly 460,00 downloads and Japan with more than 253,000. The UK ranks fifth on the overall list and has downloaded approximately 145,000 copies of the browser, with around six downloads taking place every second. Mozilla's download statistics page, however, does not distinguish between full downloads and updates.
The last recent major update to a web browser was the release of Safari 4, Apple's web browser built on the open source WebKit browser engine. According to Apple, its browser was downloaded more than 11 million times in only three days after its release, including over six million downloads of Safari for Windows. In June of last year, the Firefox 3.0 release actually set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in a 24 hour period. Firefox 3.0 was downloaded more than 8 million times in less than 24 hours.
If you haven't already downloaded a copy of Firefox 3.5 for your system, now is a great time to do so. In-depth details about the long-awaited final version of Firefox 3.5 and all of its major new features can be found in the "What's new in Firefox 3.5" feature article from The H.