Will Firefox 3 set a new world record?

Mozilla hopes to claim a record for the most downloads within a 24 hour period with its new Firefox 3 Internet browser.

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Mozilla hopes to set a world record for the most downloads within a 24-hour period on the day Firefox 3 is released (currently expected to be in June).

The online edition of Guinness Book of World Records does not list a current record for most downloads within 24 hours.

The final release candidates for Firefox 3 are showing a number of improvements, including greater rendering speed, the use of fewer resources, and more baked-in security features than other browsers.

To help Mozilla set a world record, the foundation recommends the following:

To get people excited, Mozilla has provided a map showing pledges to date along with more details.