Firefox 3.5 downloaded 5 million times in first 24 hrs

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    http://arstechnica.com/open-source/...nloaded-5-million-times-in-first-24-hours.ars
    Just to be clear up front, 5 million is user initiated direct downloads of the packages from mozilla website.

    you can follow the download count here http://downloadstats.mozilla.com/, at this moment, it stands at 8.7 million
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The second number quoted is that all the updates? OR people downloading it from the mozilla site.

    I ask as when 3.5 came out I updated my Firefox by using the Help - Check for Updates option

    It went through

    3.0.6 - 3.0.7 - 3.0.8- ... - 3.0.11 - 3.5

    So in that one update I downloaded Firefox 7 times.
     
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

    clevin

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    i believe that number is indeed user initiated download from mozilla website, check for update doesn't count in that number. take 3.0.11 for an example, that update generated 150m updating-download in one day, 950m can not possibly cover all the updates.

    however, real world firefox user base is about 220-270m, so obviously many people downloaded multiple times, and many people tried and decided not to use it eventually.
     
  4. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    When I tried to go through the update in the browser it never showed up.

    I had to go to the website to download it. Weird right?

    5 M without really promoting it like they did with the FF 3 download day, sounds like a pretty good number.
     
  5. clevin thread starter macrumors G3

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    yeah, 3.5 is not in the update channel yet.
     
  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Ok. I thought I was losing it there.
     

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