Mozilla Firefox: 1,000,000,000 downloads in reach
With Firefox the Mozilla Foundation created one of the most successful free programs downloadable via the Internet. Today the 1,000,000,000th download is to be expected.
The free open source browser Firefox will break the magical mark of 1,000,000,000 today. The Mozilla Foundation created a counter which will celebrate this event. It is estimated that the one billion download will happen around 6 p.m. CET. This time is based upon the fact that Firefox is downloaded 15 times per second.
The counter records all downloads since 2004. Automatic updates which were not manually installed by the user are not included. Especially Europeans use the free open source browser: 40 percent market share speaks for itself. Worldwide Firefox is growing as well: 31 percent of all surfing people on Earth use the Mozilla program.
On Monday Mozilla will put an official website on the occasion of the 1,000,000,000th download online. The URL is already accessible: onebillionplusyou.com. There is a nice download statistics about Firefox 3.5.1 online, too.
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