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Windows 7: Firefox reaches 1 billion downloads

01 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 3.11
 
 
Firefox reaches 1 billion downloads

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The open-source browser Firefox passed its billionth download on Friday, ahead of the release of its fourth iteration.

The milestone includes downloads of all versions of the web software since its first release in 2004.

Figures suggest that Firefox now has nearly one third of the browser market worldwide, at 31%.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer still dominates the field with around 60%, whilst Google's Chrome, Apple's Safari and Opera are all less than 5%.

Microsoft is currently in talks with the European competition regulators, which ruled in January that pre-bundling Internet Explorer with the company's Windows operating system hurt competition.

The firm recently made a proposal that would offer European buyers of its new Windows 7 operating system a list of potential browsers when they first install the software.

Regulators in Brussels said they "welcomed" the proposal but have yet to make a decision.

Firefox would be among the browsers on offer.

Record run

The browser, developed by the Mozilla Foundation, has quickly become a favourite with web surfers since its launch in 2004.

Last year, the foundation set a new Guinness world record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours when the third version of Firefox was downloaded more than eight million times.

The billionth download figure includes all versions of Firefox released since 2004 and includes single users downloading multiple copies for different computers.

In addition, the figure includes anyone manually updating their software to the latest version, rather than waiting for the automatic download.

Automatic updates are not included in the total.

The total number of downloads can be tracked on the Mozilla website. The foundation plans to launch a new website, OneBillionPlusYou.com, to celebrate the milestone.

Mozilla developers are currently working on the fourth iteration of the software.

Earlier this week, it showed off screenshots of the next version of the browser, Firefox 4.0.

The images showed a browser with a similar look to Google's Chrome software.
BBC NEWS | Technology | Firefox passes billion milestone
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01 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

damn...way to go FF
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01 Aug 2009   #3
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Is that just for Windows, or does it also count if you are using Linux, and Mac. I like Firefox because I use it across all platforms, and it is always the same.
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02 Aug 2009   #4

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

It is for all DLoads over the last 4 years...
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02 Aug 2009   #5

 

1,000,000,001 to be exact.

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02 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Great news for my browser of choice.
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12 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Firefox is my herro!
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12 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The very fact that to use firefox you have to make a conscious effort to download it - says an awful lot about the quality of the product.

On a level playing field I believe it would be in an almost monopolistic position
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12 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The very fact that to use firefox you have to make a concious effort to download it - says an awful lot about the quality of the product.
I am confused? "conscious effort"?
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12 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
I am confused? "conscious effort"?
Sorry Jeff,

must be a local use of english

My point is you have to decide to download and use Firefox it does not come bundles with the OS as IE does.

I am not counting those Linux distros that include it as their shar of the market is not that significant
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