With the release of FireFox 3, Mozilla attempted to set the Guinness world record for for the most software downloads in 24 hours. On the day FF3 it was released (17th June), Firefox 3 registered more than 8 million downloads. The stats and logs were forwarded to the relevant authorities in order to obtain official recognition for the effort.


Apparently, they now have officially set the world record and participants of the Download Day received the following mail today:

" We did it!

We set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours. With your help we reached 8,002,530 downloads.

You are now part of a World Record and the proud owner of the best version of Firefox yet!

Don't forget to download your very own certificate for helping set a Guinness World Record."



If you haven't downloaded FF3 already, get it from here.