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It’s Official: Firefox Downloads Set Guinness World Record

We already knew that Mozilla had a record breaking day on June 17th when Firefox 3 was downloaded close to 8 million times, despite the download site not working for at least part of the morning. Now, Mozilla has announced that Firefox 3 has indeed made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with 8,002,530 downloads. Mozilla had set itself a goal of only 5 million downloads.

If you participated in the event by downloading Firefox 3 on the 17th (and even if you didn’t, but want to pretend you did), you can now also download your own, personalized certificate from the Firefox site.

A number of analysts expect Firefox to capture a 20% market share this month and if the downloads for Firefox 3 are any indication, Mozilla might indeed be getting close to this. Here on ReadWriteWeb, more than 50% of our readers already use Firefox.

While quite a few extensions didn’t yet work with Firefox 3 when it was released, most developers have made their plugins compatible with Firefox by now.

Microsoft is expected to release the next beta of its Internet Explorer by August 2008, though the time for the final release isn’t quite clear yet. Last month, Opera also upgraded its browser to version 9.5, which garnered a number of favorable reviews.

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