The team that created Firefox 3 were so sure that the community was impatient to download their newest browser, that they asked Guiness to measure their downloads and set a new world record. So they went ahead and declared June 17th as Download Day. The period is actually from 11:16am(PDT) on June 17th to 11:16am(PDT) on June 18th.
Over that 24 hour period, FIrefox 3 was downloaded a whooping 8,290,545 times! You can visit their official Download Day page to see the current download totals which is a 18,196,695 at the time of this article.
The actual download logs will be reviewed by a panel of judges before the record is definitely official. The judges will be none other than Paul Vixie of the Internet Systems Consortium and Corey Shields of Indiana University.
Best of luck to the entire Firefox Team in their quest for a world record and thanks for the great browser! If you do not already use Firefox, I recommend you give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.