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Reuters :  Firefox revendique le record de téléchargements en 24 heures …

L’Informaticien :  Firefox 3 dans le Guiness : plus de 8 millions de téléchargements !

Vnunet :  Firefox 3 : premier logiciel à entrer dans le Guinness Book

Le Monde Informatique : Mozilla et Firefox 3 entrent officiellement au Guinness Book :  Firefox 3 a été téléchargé 8 002 530 fois en 24 heures

Record de téléchargements pour Firefox 3

Le : Firefox revendique le record de téléchargements en 24 heures

01Net : Firefox 3 fait son entrée dans le « Guinness Book »

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Xiti releases a studyon on the impact of Download Day and the launch of Firefox 3 in Europe:

Quoting Xiti – “Download Day” is plain to see: the average share of visits by Firefox 3 in European countries practically doubled between June 17 and 18, 2008:

* From June 9 to 17, Firefox 3’s market share is pretty stable…
* before rising from 3.6% on June 17 to 6.5% on June 18, 2008 with the launch of its official release.

Firefox 3’s share of visits then rises day by day to hit 9.3% on June 22, 2008, or almost one visit in every ten on average in Europe and a threefold rise during the week when “Download day” took place”.

They go on to show the table above with EU’s average market share hovering around 34% – which would be a 5% increase since the last Xiti report was published in April ( The numbers in this table are pretty changeable, reaching 34% 2 days before the launch of Fx 3.

Xiti should be publishing their quarterly report at the end of this month – it will be interesting to see the numbers for EU over this longer period.

It’s not the Gates, it’s the bars:

Latest from Richard Stallman Founder of the Free Software Foundation on Bill Gates departure and dismantling persisting walled gardens featured on the BBC’s tech section.

An open-source problem? Too many scratches for too few itches:

Matt Asay from cnet’s ‘The Open Road‘ on the challenges of too many open but unfinished, low grade tools out there. He thinks some cleaning up and focus is needed, the comments lambast him for promoting monopolistic behavior be it propriety or open… Make sure you read the replies.

How Can We Harness the Firefox Effect?
Glyn Moody from the Linux Journal has a compelling write up on how more open source projects should try to harness the mass popularity. His comments on the work we still have to do for Firefox are true, there are millions more folks we could be reaching!


Understanding the Web browser threat:
Examination of vulnerable online Web browser populations and the “insecurity iceberg” :

Published Jul 1st by researchers from Google, IBM and the Communication Systems Group in Switzerland, Quoting the Washinton post: “The researchers found that of the 1.4 billion Internet users worldwide at the end of March 2008, 576 million surfed with outdated versions of Web browsers”.

Extensive research of online surfing habits finding that only 60% of the World’s Web users are surfing the Internet with the latest, and most-secure version of their  Web browsers. And infact their findings show Firefox users are by far the most up to date users on the Web.
Read a great write up from Asa here:

The study proposes’s the following…”To help combat existing and rapidly evolving threats such as malicious drive-by downloads, we have proposed the concept of a “best before” date for software and related mechanisms to tackle user awareness and provide a vehicle for online businesses to better assess the risk level of their customers’ hosts. ” Excellent idea.


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