That is the number of people who, on June 18, 2008 downloaded Firefox 3 after its launch that morning. Firefox 3 now holds the Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours!
Thanks to the support of the always amazing Mozilla community, we now hold a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. On June 18, 2008 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 and are now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web. Source: Spread Firefox
Total downloads stand at over 28.4 million!!
Despite the initial load causing the Mozilla servers to fail x.x there was still over 8 million downloads of Firefox 3 in the 24hours after it was released. As one would expect most were from the USA where there was over 2 million downloads alone. The only regions not to download were: French Guiana, Guinea-bissau, North Korea, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard And Jan Mayen, Timor-leste & Western Sahara 😦
It will be a few days before we know the exact number that were within the 24 hours as it has to be reviewed by Guinness to check it is valid.