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Eclecticos
05-30-2008, 03:53 AM
Although you cannot actually download anything yet, you can pledge that youíre ready to help them break the record. Over 40.000 people have already pledged, but I can imagine this number will grow significantly in the following days. You can even see how many people have pledged from each individual country on a nifty world map, as pictured below. So far, the US is in the lead, with Spain and China holding the second and third place.

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/1552/worldrecwq3.jpg

All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours, itís that easy.

Over 40.000 people have already pledged, but I can imagine this number will grow significantly in the following days. You can even see how many people have pledged from each individual country on a nifty world map, as pictured below. So far, the US is in the lead, with Spain and China holding the second and third place.

Click Here (http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/?from=sfx&uid=0&aid=) <=-

Crazy Buddhist
05-30-2008, 05:04 AM
271,828 have pledged now.
272,394 1 minute later lol

Zephik
05-30-2008, 05:27 AM
What is the current record that is to be broken?

Crazy Buddhist
05-30-2008, 05:36 AM
What is the current record that is to be broken?

"Mozilla is trying for a record in a new category, according to a representative of the firm. That means it doesn't have an existing mark to better. The open source browser outfit aims to secure over 1.6m downloads over 24 hours."

from The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/28/moz_download_day/)

CB

XcOM
05-30-2008, 02:02 PM
well i have pledged

Ichbin
05-30-2008, 02:53 PM
"CAPN THE SERVERS! THEYRE EXPLODING!"

lets hope that doesnt happen.

Trace
05-30-2008, 03:43 PM
"CAPN THE SERVERS! THEYRE EXPLODING!"

lets hope that doesnt happen.

+rep for a good laugh

Added to sig
and pledged!

Dilphat
06-01-2008, 03:54 AM
pledged and waiting.

scar~face
06-01-2008, 07:16 AM
i pledged..

508,710 now....wow...

crenn
06-01-2008, 09:28 AM
Pedged, can't wait for FF3.

Crazy Buddhist
06-02-2008, 03:45 AM
Already using it on ubuntu :P

scar~face
06-02-2008, 07:14 AM
question... when is D-Day? (Download Day)

Zephik
06-02-2008, 07:20 AM
question... when is D-Day? (Download Day)


The Mozilla Foundation released the first beta on 19 November 2007[119], the second beta on 18 December 2007[119], the third beta on 12 February 2008, the fourth beta on 10 March 2008 and the fifth and final beta on 2 April 2008. [120] The first release candidate was released on 16 May 2008. Mozilla engineers are planning to ship a second release candidate during the first week of June 2008 and the final release by mid-June 2008.[121]

Pretty soon it would appear. ^_^

Quakken
06-02-2008, 02:56 PM
If they had any sense, they would use a bit torrent like system where everyone downloads it from each other, but I am betting that it has to be downloaded from a single place for this record. I am looking forward to this though, even though it seemed laggy (probably just my imagination) when I tried it out on ubuntu, I bet that It will be a very solid browser.

Dane Bramage
06-04-2008, 02:49 PM
up to 750k now...

Fuganater
06-04-2008, 02:54 PM
Ive been with Mozilla 3 since Beta 2. You know I'll be there for the download

Quakken
06-04-2008, 06:07 PM
Can't wait can't wait can't wait.

I pledged.

noopypoop
06-05-2008, 08:32 AM
Woo! RC2 is out! Cant get it now, have to go to school.

nevermind1534
06-05-2008, 08:58 PM
I pledged a few days ago, after seeing it here.

luciusad2004
06-08-2008, 01:20 AM
Whats he big deal w/ firefox 3? Is there something groundbreaking about it that i might have missed the memo on? Just curious. I remember firefox 2 and while it has some nice features... its not THAT much different from 1.

TheGreatSatan
06-08-2008, 01:28 AM
907,981 pledged!
908,002 1 minute later!!

Zephik
06-08-2008, 01:34 AM
907,981 pledged!
908,002 1 minute later!!

21 people in 1 minute.

Now, if that goes on like that for 24 hours...

30,240 people in 1 day.

Thats freaking ridiculous. lol

Crazy Buddhist
06-08-2008, 03:02 AM
21 people in 1 minute.

Now, if that goes on like that for 24 hours...

30,240 people in 1 day.

Thats freaking ridiculous. lol

272,394 to 908,002 in eight days ~ average 79,451 a day

JohnyFive
06-08-2008, 12:26 PM
Kazakhstan - 810, the donkey powered computers must be running near meltdown!

TheGreatSatan
06-09-2008, 01:16 PM
38 people in Lesotho have pledged, a tiny circle in the middle of South Africa

calumc
06-09-2008, 01:36 PM
Pledged ;)
Lets rape those servers :D

crenn
06-12-2008, 01:54 AM
A date has been set.
17th June.

noopypoop
06-12-2008, 08:10 AM
Currently over 1 million pledges! RC3 is out!

Computer-Geek
06-13-2008, 04:37 AM
Done!

crenn
06-17-2008, 08:56 AM
4 hours and 4 minutes until FF3 is released.

IndyRacer27
06-17-2008, 07:08 PM
Of the people here that pledged, did everybody actually download it? I downloaded mine.

Computer-Geek
06-17-2008, 08:34 PM
Downloaded ^^

crenn
06-17-2008, 08:42 PM
I downloaded twice.

nevermind1534
06-17-2008, 09:35 PM
I had to download from isohunt's mirror for my computer, since mozilla's servers were overloaded. I will download it through mozilla on my parent's computer, if it's working.

Trace
06-17-2008, 10:38 PM
Downloaded on my computer, bro's computer, and bro's laptop

SgtM
06-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Done. 7 MB downloaded in 5 seconds. It's rather speedy here at work.

OvRiDe
06-18-2008, 12:36 AM
I didn't pledge, but I downloaded.. now that doesn't mean I have to install does it?? :P

silverdemon
06-18-2008, 03:36 AM
downloaded as pledged

I downloaded it 3 times, but all with the same IP-adress, do you think they will count for 3 downloads, or for just one?

crenn
06-18-2008, 03:39 AM
I think just one if you used the same browser!

I've downloaded it on 2 computers, one in FF, one in IE.

silverdemon
06-18-2008, 03:41 AM
it was on different computers, but all with FF2, so I guess it's just one download from me...

.Maleficus.
06-18-2008, 08:52 AM
Downloading.

si-skyline
06-18-2008, 09:40 AM
got it on my computer and the sisters. soon to be the server and the download machine :)

got a few of my mates to do it :)

i like the way the servers went into meltdown after a hour and had to reset the timer.

im liking the search/address bar. it found here with just thebest :)

Fuganater
06-18-2008, 11:06 AM
Like I said I've had it since Beta 1 and I loved it then. Now it is just so much more stable. The downloads topped 6 million :0

XcOM
06-23-2008, 09:23 AM
i did my part on windows, and linux, and one my bros laptop using lan, then using wlan (Different ip) then on wireless internet (Different IP again)

alviperz
06-24-2008, 03:44 AM
go firefox go... ihave done my part!

chaksq
06-24-2008, 08:51 AM
I did my part, I am a huge fan of firefox, trying to convince my mother to let me install it on her machine. I have version 3 on all of my machines that are working.

crenn
07-02-2008, 11:10 PM
We did it!
We set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in 24 hours. With your help we reached 8,002,530 downloads.

You are now part of a World Record and the proud owner of the best version of Firefox yet!

Got this in an email ^-^

nevermind1534
07-03-2008, 12:56 AM
I just got my email, and printed my certificate.