Mozilla Officially Earns Guiness World Record

July 3rd, 2008 at 12:00 am

ff3 download day participation certificate

Congratulations to the Firefox team.

On June 17th this year, Mozilla released the latest version of their wildly popular browser Firefox.  Firefox 3 was also set with all the hype and anxious community that the engineers behind the browser set out to set a new world record.

Today it’s official , the Guinness Book of World Records awarded Mozilla the record for the “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.”

Of course, the whole record is thanks to the people who downloaded the browser and Mozilla acknowledges that by having anybody printout their own certificate of participation here

Firefox 3 was downloaded 8,002,530 times in a span of 24 hours between 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008.  Despite a bumpy start, Firefox broke and set the record way past their initial expectation of 5 million downloads.