June 17, 2008 was dubbed Firefox 3 Download Day. The goal, to set a Guinness World Record for Most Software Downloaded in 24 Hours. When I heard of the event, I signed up for a reminder on FF’s download page so I wouldn’t forget. And just as I had predicted, June 17th was a very hectic day. I came down with the stomach flu and was ‘unplugged’ from everyone and anything Internet related. So this morning, when I checked my email, there was my FF reminder and I made it within the allotted 24 hours.
I checked in this afternoon to see the results and it looks like Firefox 3 was downloaded more than 8 million times. The results still need to be verified by the good people at Guinness. In the meantime, feel free to download your very own personalized Firefox 3 Download Day certificate.