Firefox 3.0 downloads hit 17.3 million, already
The browser saw 8 million downloads within the first 24-hours of its release, more than ever downloaded in a single day before and a statistic currently being considered for inclusion within the Guinness Book of Records.
Firefox 2 was downloaded 1.6 million times in its first 24 hours of release; to date, it has been downloaded more than half a billion times, according to Mozilla.
New features in the web browser include one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance. It also includes phishing and malware protection, built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom.