Thursday, July 03, 2008

Its Official Mozilla Gets New World Record

Mozilla announced Wednesday that their world record campaign for Firefox achieved a record setting 8,002,530 downloads in its first 24 hours of release, which is now officially the new Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in that period of time.

"As the arbiter and recorder of the world's amazing facts, Guinness World Records is pleased to add Mozilla's achievement to our archives," Gareth Deaves, records manager at Guinness Worlds Records, said in a statement. "Mobilising over eight million internet users within 24 hours is an extremely impressive accomplishment, and we would like to congratulate the Mozilla community for their hard work and dedication."

Mozilla's Vice President of Marketing Paul Kim thanked Firefox fans in a statement, calling them "instrumental in achieving this record."

"Our community members came together and not only spread the word, but also took the initiative to help mobilize millions of people to demonstrate their belief that Firefox gives people the best possible online experience," he said.

It is probably important to note that Mozilla created the software download category. Guinness World Records had never had an attempt nor have they kept records on downloads in a single day.

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