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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!

  • 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
    I
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  • ColMirage
    Whoa, my comment bugged for some reason. I meant to say : I heart firefox!
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  • aspireonelover
    GO Firefox!
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  • doomtomb
    I am apart of that 1 billion :D but you gotta realize that 1 billion downloads does not equal 1 billion people. I've probably downloaded it 4 times on different computers. That aside, it's a great achievement.
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  • ca87
    Kind of think it took a little to long to hit 1billion? that said, i am part of FF. In the past 1 momth i have download FF on my 3 PCs, 1 Mac, 2 PCs at work and 2 for my friends. Go FF
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  • vaderseven
    I have downloaded firefox at least 10 times this year for various reasons. I might have even grabbed it more than 30 times this year for all I know, hard to keep track.
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  • afrobacon
    Is M$ including every windows computer sold in the last month? Every update? Every add-on? Its hard to believe there are still 200million people who have IE and know what a browser is and/or how to download.
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  • griffed88
    Yup I love firefox, way better and faster than IE. But I'm liking google chrome alot and once you can stream netflix using chrome ill prolly switch that to my default browser. Firefox has been gettin a lil slower as of late and honestly i think chrome is doing tabbed browsing better
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  • Gin Fushicho
    w00t. :3
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