Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Jul 2008 15:48 UTC, submitted by Merciades
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Firefox project was rewarded on Wednesday when Guinness World Records accepted that the 8,002,530 downloads of Firefox on 'Download Day' in June constituted a world record. Firefox is now officially in the record books for receiving the most downloads from a Web site with a 24-hour period.
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RE[2]: The big deal
by barakedry on Fri 4th Jul 2008 22:24 UTC in reply to "RE: The big deal"
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from http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/faq:
"What is Mozilla doing to make sure the record attempt is valid?

Mozilla will only count downloads that are fully and completely transmitted, not partial or complete updates. We will also discard duplicate downloads with the help of a cookie system. We will be logging our downloads using Apache and these logs will be made available for audit to Guinness World Records™, as well as two judges - Corey Shields and Paul Vixie."


I guess gathering and convincing 2 million people to download it 4 times each, would be considered even a bigger achievement.

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