Firefox Tops 100 Million Downloads

The milestones keep coming for the little browser that could, and the Mozilla Foundation now has a new reason to celebrate: on Wednesday morning, downloads for Firefox surpassed 100 million. The second major release of Firefox, version 1.5, is due later this fall.

Although the number does not reflect actual users of the product, it does indicate continued enthusiasm for the open source Web browser that has taken on Microsoft's ubiquitous Internet Explorer and prompted Opera to turn freeware. "Our community of more than 100,000 Firefox developers, testers, and grassroots marketers, is rejuvenating Web browsing, which is why millions of new users make the jump to Firefox every week," said Mozilla developer Asa Dotzler.

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