Articles from 2008

Firefox 2 about to get a major update

Editor’s note: Mozilla announced that Firefox 2 will get a major update on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 6:10 pm PST. See Mike Beltzner’s comprehensive post on Mozilla Developer News, crossposted below. Starting a little later tonight, users with the … Read more

Air Mozilla Live: Meet Mark Surman

Today from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT (UTC-07:00) Asa Dotzler hosts Air Mozilla Live. Join us at http://air.mozilla.com. Asa’s guests this week will be Mitchell Baker and Mark Surman. Here’s how Mitchell introduced Mark on her blog: I’m thrilled … Read more

Mozilla’s Guinness World Record Certificate

Yesterday Mozilla received the official Guinness World Record certificate for the “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.”  From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3! Tristan Nitot, … Read more

We’re official!

The Firefox community is the proud new owner of a Guinness World Record — each and every one of you!   Mozilla today received confirmation from Guinness World Records that we’ve officially achieved the record for the “largest number of software … Read more

It’s party time!

Wondering what to do until we hear back from Guinness?  How about taking a moment to celebrate all the hardwork that went into Download Day and the launch of Firefox 3.  Check out Mozilla Party Central for a party near … Read more

Our esteemed judges

We’re getting close to handing over our download logs to our judges for our Guinness World Record attempt.  We’re very lucky and honored to have Paul Vixie of the Internet Systems Consortium and Corey Shields of Indiana University. Here is … Read more

Over 8 million — way to go!

Awesome job!  I am truly impressed by everyone’s hard work.  We exceeded 8 million downloads in our 24 hour period.  We’ll need to be patient as our judges and Guinness World Records validate our record attempt.  We’ll keep our map … Read more

Less than an hour to go!

Update: You can catch the close of the 24-hour attempt live on Air Mozilla. We’re at 7.8 millions downloads with just under an hour to go!  Can we break 8 million? You can still be a part of the world … Read more