Skip to comments.Firefox 1.5 'smashes' 1.0 download stats
Posted on 12/01/2005 5:47:28 AM PST by soccer_maniac
"Wow, in just one day, Firefox 1.5 has already been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. That smashes our 1.0 first day downloads by half a million," said Dotzler in his blog. "If you haven't downloaded Firefox 1.5, get it while it's hot!"
This demand appears to be continuing, according to a blog post from Chris Beard, the vice-president of products at Mozilla.
"There are now more than two million people enjoying a better Web experience with Firefox 1.5. Demand continues to be high, greatly exceeding what we saw last year with the release of Firefox 1.0," said Beard.
Firefox 1.5 has a tough target to beat though, as Firefox 1.0 was downloaded at a high rate over a number of months it passed the 10 million downloads in December, just over a month after its release. In May it passed the 50-million-download mark and celebrated its 100 millionth download in October.
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Direct link to official Firefox download page
Works good, no complaints here.
I'm finding that while FF 1.5 works pretty well overall, it's no longer handling online video (WMV & QT).
Anyone else experiencing that problem? Test it out here (funny xbox ad): http://media.putfile.com/Unseen-Xbox-360-Commercial
boy, if only I could give away 1.5 million FREE things
what are these pregrammers living on ? who buys them food?
please ping your lists
Of course now, many companies have to download Firefox in order to test their websites to ensure they are compatable with Firefox.
Works fine for me.
I bet the number is higher--I DL'ed it one time and put it on our company's internal server. All our developers are getting it from there...
Well...DUH! Most everyone running previous versions of Firefox are getting automatic notifications of the new version.
File this under "self-fulfilling prophesy".
I love that commercial (and yes, it works for me on FF 1.5...
It seemed to be loading fine for me, but I'm on a dialup and didn't want to wait for 6 megs. Closed the window and it was still loading. Closed the other FF window still opened (to the Freep), and it was still loading. You have to completely disconnect, and then an idiot box pops up about an illegal operation. I expected the cache to be dumped, as was always typical of FF crashes, but it wasn't.
With IE, you close the window and the downloading stops. Mozilla needs to get on the stick about that common sense fact.
And it worked fine for me on 1.5
Apparently not :)
Sounds like something got futzed with the plugins - you may have to reinstall QT and WMP to correct it.
I did the same thing, along with some popular compatible extensions and themes. I also installed it on my laptop, desktop, wife's laptop and MIL's laptop.
The numbers are a great indication of its popularity nonetheless. I'd like to see them push bittorrent and emule distribution more.
An enhanced version of Adblock 0.5.2.039, AdBlock Plus 0.5.10 made by mcm_ham can be found here: Date: 2005-10-23
Compatibility: (firefox09-small.png 0.7 - 1.6) (all-small.png 1.4 - 1.8)
- Whitelisting, prefix your filters with "@@" to allow an item normally blocked by another filter through. Credit to OneStop.
- Synchronization (import) with filter file on website or hard drive using URL. Can be synchronized manually or automatically.
- Ability to block DIV sections allowing a much greater range of images to be blocked. Credit to Rueschi.
- Can hide ads on a per site basis instead of globally. Now an option under Adblock's menu. Changes: * New context menu options like cut, copy, paste and select all and ability to select multiple filters. * Can now sync with multiple filtersets by seperating the paths with a '|' character. * Syntax highlighting for white filters. * Seperated Site Blocking and Site Whitelisting from filter list to its own UI. * Added support for background images. * Allow editing of the filter that's displayed as blocking an image under the Ad-blockable items dialog. * Added Brazilian & Polish locale (thanks to Sergio Abreu, Alessandro Nakamuta & Teo) * Various bug fixes.
Adblock Filterset.G Updater 0.2.6
Author: Reid Rankin, Michael McDonald Version: 0.2.6 Size: 39KB Date: 2005-10-26 Compatibility: (firefox09-small.png 0.7 - 1.6) (all-small.png 1.4 - 1.8) Requires: Adblock Homepage
This extension allows you to automatically keep up to date with G's latest filterset. Given that this is the first release you should be prepared for bugs and know how to handle them. If you want a stable version then wait for the first non-beta release after it has been thoroughly tested.
Features: * Automatically checks for later versions of Filterset.G filters every 4-7 days and downloads them if they're newer. * Can optionally synchronize with Filterset.G-Whitelist-Beta, requires Adblock Plus 0.5.9 or higher. * Ability to define your own filters that persist between updates. * User filter list management available from context menu.
Success! Thank you!
I was using it yesterday. I think it will replace Safari as my prime browser. Has some pretty cool extensions.
Actually, I had to manually update all my extensions and themes to make Firefox 1.5 work again. Easy if you have broadband like me, but time-wasting if you have a dial-up connection.
Some of it is people doing things in their spare time. Aside from that, they have corporate sponsors donating programming time, plus Mozilla.org is a 501(c) non-profit that takes donations (tax deductible!).
I believe they make money off of the little Google search box in the upper right hand corner of the browser.
So internet search is the future? Feed the borg and it will feed you?
When you hit one of the drop down triangles like the one by the back arrow Firefox hangs and you have to force quit.
Quite a few people with 10.2.8 are having the same problem.
Using 10.4. Seems a tad slow but I like the search function better than Safari (and I did add a pile of extensions -- it's 9:09 a.m. in Tokyo.)
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