Firefox 3 World Record Download Day 2008

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Mozilla is trying to set a world record for the most downloaded software in 24 hours with its new Firefox 3 release. That official download day is today, Tuesday, June 17th, 2008… conveniently also the launch date for the browser. As of this post, over 1.7 million users have pledged to download the new Firefox 3 browser, but I’m sure most of them are waiting for the “download now” email.

If the Mozilla/Firefox management team is smart (which I assume they are), they will use the country information entered by pledgees as a guide to email out the download tokens by timezone and number of people in that region who have pledged to download. At least that way it will stagger the downloads and save some hope for their servers.

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