8.3 Million Downloads in First 24 Hours for FireFox 3

We saw that the download counter was turning real slow in the start, which didn’t rolled 5/6 downloads per second, however, the latter on in the day the counter was well geared sending more than 1000 downloads per second (personal observation)
Official release says that Firefox 3 browser was downloaded 8.3 million times thus Mozilla beat its goal of 5 million downloads by 3 million and set a new world record, massive one day download….
Mozilla’s servers sent out 83 terabytes of data during these 24 hours, and at the peak there were 17,000 downloads per second (with an average of 4,000 per second). The browser was downloaded in 200 different countries, with the top ten being

  1. U.S.
  2. Germany
  3. Japan
  4. Spain
  5. UK
  6. France
  7. Iran
  8. Italy
  9. Canada
  10. Poland

Snapshot of counter, which is currently offline and not displaying any stats (Snapshot taken from MozilaLinks)

So the Iranians loved Firefox, i was wondering where is India or China in this list?

We also saw some server crashes during the while, obviously, not a big deal when this much of data was being coming out from the servers.
Firefox 3, as a browser seems nice, smart, lightweight, quite quick and with less bugs. However, few extensions may not work in early days.

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