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Firefox 3.5 downloaded 5 million times in first 24 hours

“Mozilla officially released Firefox 3.5 on Tuesday. The new
version of the popular open source web browser has attracted
considerable attention and is already seeing rapid adoption. It was
downloaded over 5 million times during the first 24 hours. This
falls short of the record-setting 8 million downloads that Firefox
3 had during its first day, but it still reflects the intense
enthusiasm of the browser’s fans.

“Firefox’s popularity has rapidly climbed over the past few
years, bringing it up to between 20-30 percent of the global
browser market, according to various Web analytics firms. Based on
data collected from 850,000 web sites, tracking firm whos.amung.us
says that Firefox 3.5 by itself now accounts for roughly 2.5
percent of the browser market, more than the total marketshare of
rival Opera.”


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