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.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.zdnet.co.uk ...
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.
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