Mozilla records 19 million downloads
Following web-browser Mozilla's world-record attempt for the number of downloads in one day, it has been reported that its Firefox 3 browser has now been downloaded about 19 million times.
Last week it was announced that more than eight million copies of the browser were distributed in the first day, according to a vnunet.com report.
Some 5.48 million downloads were recorded in the US, followed by Germany and Japan, with the UK recording a figure of 807,900.
During the world record attempt it was estimated that Mozilla's servers were dealing with 13 gigabits of data every second, according to IT Pro.
Owing to this volume, the company's website was pushed too far, causing the servers to crash for almost two hours.
It is believed that the market share taken up by the browser has increased from 18.41 per cent in May to 19.17 by the end of last week.
According to the company website Firefox is an "open source project" which traces its roots back to Netscape in 1998.
It now has 150 million users worldwide.