Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 17th Feb 2005 07:48 UTC, submitted by Swaroop C H
Mozilla & Gecko clones Its all over the blogosphere: 25,105,560 downloads in just 99 days! Even Scoble's congratulated the project: "In just a few months your app has become one of the most used Windows applications in the world. My hat's off to you!"
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Downloads is a good stat
by Anonymous on Thu 17th Feb 2005 12:56 UTC

It shows how popular it is in comparison to other software programs. It isn't a gague of users - a lot of people have said they have downloaded it multiple times - but it is still important. It is also important to note that many users who have downloaded Firefox aren't counted in those statistics as they have downloaded it from other places - this is probably the most common method of distribution on Linux as most people use the built in package management tools to get them from their distribution provider and not Mozilla. It goes in both ways, but the number of additional downloads would be about equal across all programs so it is still important.