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Firefox 3.6 passes 100 million downloads

Written by James Delahunty @ 14 Mar 2010 6:01

Firefox 3.6 passes 100 million downloads Mozilla's Firefox 3.6 has been downloaded over 100 million times since it was released in January this year. The 100 million figure doesn't include existing users that upgraded to Firefox 3.6 from older versions using the built-in upgrade system in the browser.
Still, a lot of existing Firefox users have not yet updated to the newer version of the browser, and so Mozilla has begun to push notifications to users who haven't updated yet.

Firefox ranks highly against other browsers when it comes to pushing updates, with about 85 percent of users switching to new versions within 21 days of a release.

Google's Chrome is the only browser that ranks better than Firefox in this area, largely due to its agressive background updating system. Mozilla celebrated a milestone of 1 billion downloads for Firefox last year, and the browser is used by an estimated 350 million people each day.

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