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IE9: 2.35 Million Downloads on Day One

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?

  • JohnnyLucky
    WOW! With that much traffic I wonder what the average time was to complete a download.
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  • Lan
    A very nice browser once you get used to the changes from IE 8.
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  • Arethel
    It downloaded for me in 1.58 seconds.
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  • adamboy64
    I also wonder how many uninstalls there were on day one..

    Don't get me wrong, I really like IE9.

    At the moment however, a few web-based services I use here don't work with IE9, so I've uninstalled for the time being.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    I wonder how many of these 2.35 Million downloads are actually still in use. If you're like me, you download it just to have it, but still prefer other browsers.
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  • captaincharisma
    it was a pain just to get it installed for me. it took several tries to get it to fully download after launching the installer.
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  • excidium
    People still use IE?
    Ive run Win7 since it came out and haven't even launched IE8. One of the first things I did was delete the icon from the taskbar.
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  • dmuir
    And Firefox 3 had over 8 million downloads the first 24 hours...
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  • davewolfgang
    JOSHSKORNI wonder how many of these 2.35 Million downloads are actually still in use. If you're like me, you download it just to have it, but still prefer other browsers.
    Bingo. I only use IE if it's for a website that just won't work with FF. (Some of the Utilities here have them.)
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  • Flameout
    davewolfgangBingo. I only use IE if it's for a website that just won't work with FF. (Some of the Utilities here have them.)that's like me, only replace the websites with games/drivers and browsers with operating systems
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