Thanks to everyone. Mozilla today received confirmation from Guinness World Records that they have officially achieved the record for the “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.”
New Guinness World Record – 8 million Firefox 3 downloads in a day!
From the mozilla site:
Sysadmin because even developers need heroes!!!
Thanks to the support of the always amazing Mozilla community, we now hold a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 and are now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.
I was little worried about judges for Mozilla’z Guinness World Record attempt. However, Firefox team is lucky to have Paul Vixie of the Internet Systems Consortium and Corey Shields of Indiana University as judges. Paul is well known as the author of Vixie cron and DNS BIND server daemon. Corey has made contributions to many open source projects including Mozilla and the Gentoo Linux.
Checkout mozilla blog for more details.
Go firefox go :)
Mozilla is aiming to create what may be the geekiest world record ever with its upcoming Firefox 3 browser release. With more than 14,000 improvements, Firefox 3 is faster, safer and smarter than before. Mozilla asking users to pledge to download the next full release of its browser on the day it is available so the release can set a Guinness World Record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.
=> Set a Guinness World Record Enjoy a Better Web (via PCWorld)