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Firefox 3 sets record with 8 million downloads in 24 hours

Firefox, the second most popular web browser in the world after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, claims to have set a world record after the latest version of the web browser was downloaded more than eight million times in first 24 hours of its launch.

Firefox 3 was launched at 10:30 pm (IST) on June 17, 2008, kicking off Download Day – a campaign organised by fans and developers to set a Guinness World Record for the highest number of downloads of a program in 24 hours.

Firefox, the second most popular web browser in the world after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, claims to have set a world record after the latest version of the web browser was downloaded more than eight million times in first 24 hours of its launch.

Firefox 3 was launched at 10:30 pm (IST) on June 17, 2008, kicking off Download Day – a campaign organised by fans and developers to set a Guinness World Record for the highest number of downloads of a program in 24 hours.

There is no official world record for the most downloads of a particular program in 24 hours – the Download Day attempt was the first of its kind and had no specific target to beat, reports News.com.au.

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