I like how Mike Beltzner puts it:
Apparently, people loves them some Firefox. Within 24 hours of the official launch on Tuesday, there were over 2 million people using Firefox 2, and we were seeing a peak rate of more than 30 downloads per second from our website.
For those that don't remember, here's what we looked like compared to our earlier releases:
Firefox 1.0: 1 million downloads in the first 24 hours.
Firefox 1.5: 1.5 million downloads in the first 24 hours
Firefox 2: 2 million (actually slightly more) people using Firefox 2 in the first 24 hours.
Maybe we should jump straight to Firefox 10 and see if we get 10 million users in the first 24 hours ;-)
Seriously, though, this is amazing. 30 downloads per second is just mind-blowing. We're still crunching the numbers and we hope to have some more stats for you all on Monday or Tuesday so stay tuned!