Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

By | March 23, 2011 | 11 Comments


Firefox 4: 5 Million Downloads in 24 Hours

Just last week, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours.

Well, it looks like Mozilla has doubled the numbers with 5 million Firefox 4 downloads in the same time period and has now passed 7 million downloads mark.

Firefox 3 on the other hand did even better and was downloaded more than 8 million times.

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  • Armin

    It’s good to hear that Firefox is still doing better than Internet Explorer. Some users actually seem to have gone back to Internet Explorer…

  • RamaSubbu SK

    Very good competition!! Very good job.
    But somehow I like the Opera UI better than Firefox UI. Wondering why people don’t use Opera, not all the firefox users have extensions install (atleast all my friends).

  • Pierre

    5 millions ? Only 1.25% of this user base ? Not really awesome.
    6 millions of Opera 11 was downloaded in the same delay, for an estimated user base of only 60 millions !

    Microsoft is always a better reference for Mozilla :-]

  • greenbutter

    so when do you think mozilla will the rest of its versions considering they released FF4?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com Vygantas Lipskas

      You mean FF5 and FF6?

      FF5 is set for mid 2011

  • Cousin333

    Don’t forget, that IE9 is Vista/7 only, while FF4 is also available for XP, Mac and Linux. By the way: I consider not breaking the record of FF3 as a failure for FF. More people uses the Internet now, and there are also more FF users. But not by much, F seemed to be pretty stagnant in the last year as opposed to previous years.

  • Quest

    It’s based on ayax. I mean they calculated (or dreamt) an inrease rate and they put it in the website without real update. Epic fail.

  • Gabe Lambert

    There is a grammar error in this sentence.
    “Just last week, Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 has been downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours.” It should be stated as had been downloaded. Watch the verb consistencies in the sentence structure.

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  • Armin

    I hope Firefox 4 manages to steal some market share from Safari and especially Internet Explorer. :]

    • greenbutter

      why safari? i understand IE, but i dont belive that safari doesnt pose any threat to FF. FF is already widely known and popular.