Mozilla Foundation said that they recently set the world record for the most downloads in a 24-hour period. In early July the company served 8,002,530 download to users all around the globe.
"As the arbiter and recorder of the world’s amazing facts, Guinness World Records is pleased to add Mozilla’s achievement to our archives," said Gareth Deaves at Guinness World Records. "Mobilizing over 8 million Internet users \[to download software\] within 24 hours is an extremely impressive accomplishment and we would like to congratulate the Mozilla community for their hard work and dedication."
The record coincides with the recent release Firefox 3, which includes enhanced security and improved performance in the open-source browser.
"The enthusiasm and creativity of Firefox fans was instrumental in achieving this record," said Paul Kim, vice president of marketing at Mozilla. "Our community members came together and not only spread the word, but also took the initiative to help mobilize millions of people to demonstrate their belief that Firefox gives people the best possible online experience."