July 18, 2009

thirty million downloads of firefox 3.5

In less than three weeks, more than 30 million people have taken the initiative and downloaded a copy of Firefox 3.5.

This, it's worth noting, has happened without prompting from Firefox's update system. Firefox 3 has not yet been instructed to notify users of the availability of Firefox 3.5 so this is all organic adoption, fueled by the buzz around our release and not by any direct outreach to Firefox users.

If all goes well, we'll be turning that notification on for Firefox 3 users in the near future and that's when we can expect to see an even more substantial movement of users from the old version to the new.

Posted by asa at 9:44 PM