• Facebook
  • Hacker News


  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • RSS
Chris Cardell

Yay… Firefox 3 Download Day

Firefox 3 Download DayFirefox (a popular open source web browser) is hoping to rub shoulders with the likes of the worlds tallest man and the fastest banana eater by creating a Firefox 3 download day in the hope of earning their place in the Guinness book of world records for the most software downloads in 24 hours.

Mozilla Firefox has set up a ‘pledge’ system, whereby you enter your country and email pledging that you will download Firefox 3 on the download day (day yet to be announced). We jumped in becoming the 197,897th pledger (or at least around that figure), we then received this email shortly after:

“Thanks for pledging and joining our effort to set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours. Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and colleagues to pledge to download Firefox 3 during Download Day!”

At 00:23 GMT on Friday 30th we decided to do a little check to see how the pledges are going, for no good reason really and with no great accuracy. However by our calculations there are 934 pledges every 5 minutes, it probably isn’t the best time of the day to do this and it will probably increase in momentum very soon.

Over at the Firefox blog, Mary has been posting some tips, one of here tips is to:

“Host a party to download Firefox; you provide the people and we’ll provide the party favors.”

Please don’t… for the sake of your social status.

But on a serious note, this sort of media attention will only help the growth of Firefox enabling this excellent piece of software to improve release after release.

This entry was posted on Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 1:06 am GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Quick links

Print | Email this story

You might also like

    None Found
  • partysocks

    what is the world coming to, lol. any news on when yet?

  • Silki

    Great blog, some neat tips.
    Nice to find you.

Most Popular

Recent Articles

What one piece of advice would you give to soon to be startup founders?

“Overnight success” takes five years of hard work....
Tõnu Runnel (Edicy)

Tõnu Runnel

What advice would you give to your past-self 5 years ago?

Keep it simple and do not try to do too much. Business is always going to be a rollercoaster, otherwise it’s not fun, but keep it simple and focus on the one, two or three things...
Toby Hunt (ideapi)

Toby Hunt

How have Dropbox and Google Drive affected your business?

Even though these are single and/or home user products, the popularity of both Dropbox and Google Drive has increased people’s trust with storing files...
John Hurley (Smartfile)

John Hurley

What do you wish you’d have known 5 years ago that you know now?

That both Nokia and Microsoft were going to fail in mobile? Our last startup was basically a bet that those two would always...
Dusan Babich (Device Magic)

Dusan Babich
Device Magic