Firefox 3.5 Downloaded 5 Million Times In 24 Hours

Firefox 3.5, the latest version of the popular open source web browser, was downloaded 5 million times within the first 24 hours after its release. The total number of Firefox downloads could exceed one billion by the end of August.

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RememberThe3573399d ago

But I couldn't really tell the difference.

Kushan3399d ago

Try something that uses a lot of heavy Javascript. Google maps is a good example.

crazyclown3399d ago

haha...thats because ur internet either blows, or your pc is lacking speed and memory

gaffyh3398d ago

I could tell that there was a huge difference in speed immediately.

I don't see why this is news, yeah its a big number but wouldn't you expect that anyway cos everyone would upgrade immediately right?

cRaZyLeGs 933398d ago

I got this and ABP ad blocker, the results are clear. 3.5 and ABP FTW!

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verb3k3399d ago

Best browser is Firefox

Snake Raiser3399d ago

Add block plus (an add-on) is enough to lift FF over any other browser in my mind.

OpiZA3399d ago

Agreed about AdBlock Plus. That and Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper is the reason I loooove FF so much.

Model3399d ago

chrome is the best and fastest IMO

Why dis3399d ago

IE8 is just as fast and has much better function and features.

TheIneffableBob3399d ago

Chrome is the fastest browser, but Firefox is still king when it comes to features and extendability.

Obama3399d ago

Why dis, IE8 sucks, even the Mart doesn't deny this. It is not as fast as firefox, that's pure bs.

CryofSilence3399d ago (Edited 3398d ago )

While Firefox is my main browser, it isn't the best. Here are the most recent bench marks.

Now, stop arguing and look at the fact sheet. You can have your own preferences.

I ONLY use Firefox over Safari (I have both. And IE8, but screw that) because of the plethora of really cool add ons and plug ins.

swiftshot933398d ago

Chrome is favorite. But just LOL @ IE8.

Baliw3398d ago (Edited 3398d ago )

Even im broking the fisrt rule, 'Don't talk about Maxthon':

Maxthon 2 is the way to go.

You get a lot out the box, adblockers, gestures, tabs, split view with independent tabs, etc...

And from version 3 it will run over webkit as well.

Oh and before someone tell me is not a browser but a UI over IE trident. ¿Whats gecko for Firefox?

Give it a try, 200+ millions of downloads cant be wrong.

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Obama3398d ago

This has nothing do with ps3 ok? IE8 just sucks in comparison to Firefox and Chrome.

II Necroplasm II3398d ago

I wouldn't have a problem with IE.. if it didn't crash every other 5 minutes.

Knightrid8083398d ago

AdBlock Plus + NoScript makes browsing so much better.

The gaming GOD3398d ago

Don't even try to pull that "this is sony land" BS. That is a myth ms fanboys started when ps3 fans started having a voice here. You had NO problems whatsoever in 2006 and 2007 when all you was were MS fans here trashing sony in every which way.

Secondly, this isn't even about Sony. Only insecure whining fanboys (you) bring parties into a discussion they aren't even part of.

Lastly, how much is MS paying you? I ask that because you are doing an UNCANNY amount of MS butt kissing. There is no way a person would have such a high degree of fanboyism WITHOUT a paycheck to support it

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OpiZA3399d ago

Yep got it. How many of those were automatic downloads?

verb3k3399d ago

This is not counting downloads from mirrors like and filehippo etc.

Karum3399d ago

Not nearly as many as automatically updated versions of IE would be my guess.

ZombieNinjaPanda3399d ago

3.5 Is so much better than the last version.

Last version froze on me a couple thousand times, this one not once yet.

TheMART3399d ago

Yes and its hot. Its faster then the last one. Never going back to IE!

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