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Mozilla officially sets the world record with Firefox Download Day

When Mozilla launched Firefox 3 they were aiming for the Guinness World Record for the most software downloads within a 24 hour period and Guinness has approve it–they’re in.

Gareth Deaves, records manager at Guinness, says “as the arbiter and recorder of the world’s amazing facts, Guinness World Records is pleased to add Mozilla’s achievement to our archives…mobilizing over 8 million Internet users within 24 hours is an extremely impressive accomplishment and we would like to congratulate the Mozilla community for their hard work and dedication.”

Sure, there was no previous record for this category so anything they would have gotten would likely have hit the record books after being certified by Guinness but don’t let that detract from this achievement–8 million is a HUGE number and the folks at the Mozilla Foundation deserve all the praise and recognition they get for their hard work.

Firefox 3 = awesome.

[Via Ars Technica]

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