Firefox 3.6 has been out for almost a week now, but the latest major release is proving less popular than its predecessors, at least it terms of downloads, if only slightly so. This isn’t completely surprising as 3.6 is more of an evolutionary build which, while coming with quite a few new features and updates, is still a much smaller release than either 3.0 or even 3.5. By now, according to Mozilla’s own numbers, over 17 million people grabbed the latest and greatest Firefox. Technically, it’s not necessarily 17 million people as the same guy could have downloaded it 10 times. On the other hand, another guy could have downloaded it once and installed it for his entire family.
Of course, the bulk of it came in the first couple of days when eager enthusiasts grabbed the final version of Firefox’s latest iteration. In its first day of availability it, Firefox 3.6 was downloaded 4.5 million times, 66 percent of them by downloading the installer from the Mozilla page and 33 percent by using the “Check for Updates” feature inside the browser.
That sounds like a decent number of people, but considering that when Firefox 3.5 came out it managed to snatch 5 million downloads in just the first day, it doesn’t really sound that impressive. To put things in further perspective, Firefox 3.0 got 8 million downloads in the first 24 hours, setting a Guiness World Record in the process.
In the first two days, Firefox 3.6 was downloaded more than 6 million times. Things wined down a bit after that, but it’s still spreading at a healthy pace adding 2 million downloads just from last night, during daytime in the US, from where Firefox 3.6 got the most downloads, almost 3.5 million so far. Expectantly, the runner up in the country rankings is Germany with a little over 2 million downloads. Firefox is extremely popular in Germany and is already the majority browser. After the latest IE security scare numbers picked up even more in the country, so it looks like Firefox still has room to grow.
Microsoft has made it official. Public beta of Office Home and Business 2010 has been launched. Microsoft has updated their beta website with download links, so what are you waiting for, go get ‘em.
First it was the continuous leaks of Windows 7. Now it’s Office 2010, its Beta version has leaked online. Till now Office 2010 remained as Technical Beta but the current version mentions a newer beta with build number: 14.0.4302.1000. Microsoft is also set to release Office 2010 Public Beta ‘officially’ for everyone to try out in next few days so it’s probably best to just wait for that but for the impatient souls, the details:
- Office 2010 Beta x64 ISO details:
File Name: 14.0.4302.1000_Mondo_volume_ship_x64_en-us_wzt
Size: 852 MB (893,402,501 bytes)
- Office 2010 Beta x86 ISO details:
File Name: 14.0.4302.1000_Mondo_volume_ship_x86_en-us_wzt
Size: 761 MB (798,101,835 bytes)
Windows 7 Beta is rocking out everywhere and downloaded by millions of people all over. For users who haven’t switched to Windows 7 beta yet, can grab various Windows 7 utilities for their Windows.
You can get Free Windows 7 Beta Hi-Resolution Icons Pack. All the icons are extracted from Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000). The Windows 7 Icon Pack contains 214 Hi-Resolution icons extracted directly from Windows resource files. All the icons are in their original .ico format.
Microsoft is going to end general availability for Windows 7 Beta build 7025 in February so get your copy now if you are interested from Windows 7 website. It was of course leaked weeks before Microsoft officially released it so those links will still be around after general availability.
Meanwhile screenshots of build 7025 have leaked. There’s a great chance of this build’s download leaks. Keep searching!
First off: thank you for your interest in beta testing Windows 7! As we near January 24th, we wanted to update everyone again on the next steps for the Windows 7 Beta. The amount of feedback we have received has been amazing and continues to pour in. We are at a point where we have more than enough beta testers and feedback coming in to meet our engineering needs, so we are beginning to plan the end of general availability for Windows 7 Beta.
Because enthusiasm continues to be so high for the Windows 7 Beta and we don’t want anyone to miss out we will keep the Beta downloads open through February 10th. Customers who have started but not completed the download process will be able to do so through February 12th.
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