8 million Firefox3 downloads in 24 hours – World Record

…and iam a part of the record.  See my certificate (click on the image for a bigger pic) for my involvement in the project 😉  Firefox 3 is indeed faster than the previous version.  Some add ons are not working, but its only natural that over a period of time those will also be upgraded.  Firefox 3 still hogs the memory though.  I had 3 windows of Firefox open, each with more than 10 tabs open and it was using up 210MB of my system’s memory.  But i still feel that my system is working faster after the upgrade.  A few websites still cause my Firefox to crash, but i believe its because of the faulty coding of the website.  I had the same problems with IE and also previous versions of Firefox.

Verdict:   Firefox rocks… Internet Explorer sucks.



  1. dinsan says:

    I think I was late for the download ……but still I downloaded it on same day ( 17th here in India 😉 )

    Its faster and lighter indeed …… I liked it a lot
    and yea, Malayalam displays well on ff3 fyi .. it was not that good on ff2

  2. Manpreet says:

    I am a new convert to Firefox. Bless me, wish me luck. IE had been giving me big time troubles. So much so, that flash player wont download. And now we are a happier family cos my kids get to play their online games. Do I sound like a telemall mom? 😛

  3. Amit says:

    I was not aware of this. Downloading now!!!!

  4. Ottayan says:


    I am going to wait for the bugs to be sorted out.

    BTW,I think IE7 rocks. 🙂

  5. Sachin says:

    I was one of 8 million………. FF3 good……… 🙂

  6. Liju Philip says:

    @Dinsan, oh i need to check out the regional languages in FF3.

    @Manpree, badhai ho. Let’s bring down the Microsoft empire, one brick at a time 😉

    @Amit, try it out. Tell us ur opinion.

    @Ottayan, that’s surprising. The first person who has claimed that he likes IE7. Ahem.

    @Sachin 🙂

  7. arvind says:

    there is nothign much a difference between this and the previous version except some buttons 🙂
    as usual it does crash and hangs …

    but yeah IE sucks 😀

  8. lazybug says:

    IE sucks. FF rules.

  9. Chittaranjan says:

    Opera 9.5 😐

  10. Ne11 says:

    FFForever :p

  11. Liju Philip says:

    @Arvind, looks like a few vulnerabilities have already been found in FF3. Hope they fix it fast.

    @Akhil 😀

    @Chittaranjan, i used Opera on windows, but found it too bulky.

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