Firefox 4 clocks up double IE9's download tally2011-03-23 10:05 by Daniela
Tags: Mozilla Firefox, browser, IE9, HTML5
Firefox 4 is stomping on Internet Explorer 9, having tallied over five million downloads in its first 24 hours of release.
The figure's double that clocked up by IE9 in its own first day out just a couple of weeks ago. Even so, though, it still falls short of the eight million downloads for the previous version of Firefox clocked up in the comparable period.
Now showing over six million downloads, the company's counter shows most activity is in Europe, with North America trailing by quite some margin.
Mozilla currently claims an installed base of over 400 million users. However, it faces stiff competition from Google's Chrome - which also has a new, shinier version just out, and now accounts for more than ten percent of the worldwide browser market. Chrome's become something of a pacemaker for the industry, with many of the same features that are now included in Firefox 4.
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