Microsoft Skeptical of Firefox's 1 Billion Downloads

Most of you were pretty pleased to hear that Mozilla had reached one billion downloads. Given that a lot of you use the browser, you were happy to hear you played a small role in something so huge for the company. However, it seems Microsoft isn't exactly convinced of Mozilla's achievement. According to The Guardian, Amy Barzdukas, a general manager at Microsoft in charge of the company's Internet Explorer browser, said that Mozilla's recent milestone announcement made for "interesting math."

"It's an interesting number and I have not seen the math [but] how many internet connected users are there? 1.1 billion, 1.5 billion, something in that area," Barzdukas said.

Mozilla's one billion figure includes every update and all downloads since Firefox's 2004 launch. Do you think Mozilla is correct in its claim? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • chuckdalton
    If Microsoft were to post the quantity of downloads they would probably include updates and all, so yes, mozilla is corect to include everything.
  • dingumf
    I've downloaded Mozilla several times for clean installs...
  • brendano257
    I think Microsoft is being a whinny little kid ^_^
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  • chuckdalton
    If Microsoft were to post the quantity of downloads they would probably include updates and all, so yes, mozilla is corect to include everything.
  • brendano257
    I think Microsoft is being a whinny little kid ^_^
  • leo2kp
    I think it's possible to have a billion downloads when you consider every single update, and some people download multiple times for whatever reason.