[LINK] Mozilla guns for Guinness world record with Firefox 3.0

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Jun 17 12:40:51 AEST 2008


    "Mozilla aims to make Firefox 3 a record breaker. It wants
     the release of the next version of its flagship open source
     browser to be accompanied by a record for the most software
     downloads in a single 24-hour period 1.

     Download Day - as Mozilla dubs it - will begin the minute
     Firefox 3 is generally available and continue for 24 hours.
     Ahead of this release, expected in mid-to-late June, Mozilla
     has set up a website (spreadfirefox.com/worldrecord). This
     encourages people to organise Download Day parties, to run
     around collecting sign-up pledges at their university or
     place of work, and to place Download Day buttons on their

     Firefox 3 is based on Gecko 1.9, an updated layout engine.
     The browser features a cleaner layout, better bookmark
     handling and more stability. And it's faster."

And from <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/06/12/firefox_release_date/>

    "Firefox accounts for some 20 to 30 per cent of browser market
     share, depending on whose figures you believe. It is the most
     popular of the alternative browsers - those that are not
     pre-installed on PCs."

Not many have managed to wrest 10 to 20 percent of a market from
Microsoft. When Microsoft begins dominating a market sector, the
process is usually a one-way trip to a (near) monopoly.


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