Stout Performance by FF3

According to analysis conducted by us here at StatCounter, the Mozilla Firefox Guinness Book of Records attempt has been a major success in encouraging users to download Firefox 3.

Usage of Firefox 3 more than doubled between June 16th and 18th from 7.8% to 18.9%. Trend graphs are available here.

“The Firefox folks have certainly earned themselves a pint of Guinness,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “This is a major success in encouraging users to upgrade in a short period.”

We also found that the Guinness promotion seems to be having a generally positive effect on Firefox market share. The overall Firefox share of the browser market increased from 34.9% to 36% over the two day period while Internet Explorer fell slightly from 56.3% to 55.4%.

The StatCounter analysis was based on a sample of 55 million page views globally including 20 million US page views.

49 comments on “Stout Performance by FF3

  1. FireFox is faster, by far. I was supporting IE7 for some time, but around two weeks ago I just had to switch. Many sites were loading slow, and many were showing that “Switch to FF couse IE7 sucks” thing.

  2. Haha, let the troll wars begin in the comments, the two first are world-class already, and I trust the replies to be top-notch as well 😉

  3. I want to say something,people talk about the success of Firefox,just try to open some tabs around 5 or 6 and see the memory usage in the task manager,everyone would come to know about it so for me IE 7 is better.

  4. Is good to have options and any one have the right to decide what is better.
    For now I still support IE as it is, in my opinion, the best browser in the market, as we can see by the values statcounter is showing.

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