John Lilly, Chief Executive Officer at Mozilla has shared Firefox 3 stats in his blog post, he say “Mozilla has served over 83 Terabytes in total, at the peak,” “we were serving 17,000 downloads a minute (283 per second!), and saw sustained download rates in excess of 4,000/minute,” “Our peak mirror throughput during the period was 20 gigabits/sec (a huge thanks goes to everyone who helped to create our unbelievably great mirror network)”. While the predictions were ranged around 5 to 7 million downloads, especially with the server problems encountered by Mozilla when Firefox 3.0 went live.
It’s been a very busy 24 hours for Mozilla folks around the world — as our 24 hour initial period draws to a close, I wanted to put a few things into perspective. This is the first post of what will no doubt be many analysis posts, so here are a few things that have happened during the first official day of Firefox 3 life:
- A little more than 8.3 million downloads (this isn’t our official Guinness number — that will be a little lower as we weed out over counts over the next few weeks)
- Firefox 3 market share has grown to about 4% worldwide
- People in around 200 different countries have downloaded, with 16 countries north of 100k copies
- Top 10 countries so far: US, Germany, Japan, Spain, UK, France, Iran, Italy, Canada, Poland
- 757 Parties around the world
Download: Firefox 3.0