Firefox 4 doubles IE9’s 24-hour download tally
Firefox may be under fire from Microsoft’s newly competitive browser, but with more than twice the downloads in its first day, Firefox 4 today soared over its rival by one measurement.
Microsoft, not without reason, boasted that IE9 was downloaded 2.35 million times in the first 24 hours after its release last week. And that is indeed a big number, especially for a browser that tech enthusiasts had scoffed at for years.
But less than 24 hours after its own launch, Firefox 4 cleared 4.7 million, according to the Mozilla Glow site that logs downloads.