Firefox 4 is coming next Tuesday and it’s already got a heck of a first-day to beat, as Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded more than two million times in the first 24 hours it was available.
Released on Monday at SXSW in Texas, users have been downloading IE9 in droves. Microsoft’s Ryan Gavin today announced that in the 24 hours after it went live, 2.35 million downloaded the browser.
"We want to thank everyone around the world for downloading IE9 and the enthusiastic reception," said Gavin.
"2.3 million downloads in 24 hours is over double the 1 million downloads we saw of the IE9 Beta and four times that of the IE9 RC over the same time period."
For those that are interested, 2.35 million downloads in the first day equates to 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds. Yowza!
You ready, Mozilla?