Firefox Hits One Billion Downloads

Late last week the company announced its onebillionplusyou site to celebrate the fact that, in the five years since it launched firefox 1.0, the Mozilla community has downloaded Firefox a huge one billion times.

Designed to celebrate what Mozilla has done so far, the site also includes a few nifty facts about the number one billion. For example, did you know that one billion credit cards equal the weight of fifty two blue whales? Or that a bowl big enough to house one billion goldfish would need to be the size of a stadium?

Funny facts aside, it's a huge achievement, no matter what kind of numbers the competition can lay claim to (IE8 has achieved 200 million downloads in the last four months alone). How many of you can say you are a part of the mozilla community? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • scook9
    The IE8 number really should not count, since it is an automatic windows update for Vista. Most people don't even check what updates are happening
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  • scook9
    The IE8 number really should not count, since it is an automatic windows update for Vista. Most people don't even check what updates are happening
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  • ColMirage
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  • ColMirage
    Whoa, my comment bugged for some reason. I meant to say : I heart firefox!
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