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Firefox 3 release aims for software download world record

17 June 2008

Mozilla today released Firefox 3, a major update to its popular open source Web browser, and hopes to set a world record for the largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.

Firefox 3 is the culmination of three years of efforts from thousands of developers, security experts, localisation and support communities, and testers from around the globe.

Available today in approximately 50 languages, Firefox 3 is two to three times faster than its predecessor and offers more than 15,000 improvements, including the revolutionary smart location bar, malware protection, and extensive under the hood work to improve the speed and performance of the browser.

Mozilla Firefox 3 is available now for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems as a free download from

Update: 20 June 2008 - Mozilla announced that the total number of downloads reached on the first day amounted to 8 million.

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