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Firefox 4 Downloads Double IE9 For First Day

Mozilla's newly released Firefox 4 has been downloaded around 5 million times within the first 24 hours following its launch.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 had received 2.5 million downloads within 24 hours, a fact which the company spared no time in highlighting.

Firefox 4 on the other hand, had received its first million downloads after only three hours of its launch and had managed to reach 4.7 million downloads by the end of the day.

According to the Mozilla Glow website which allows users to track the amount of Firefox downloads, the web browser, which comes with hardware acceleration, has been downloaded more than 6.3 million times at the time of writing.

The web browser comes with an enhanced JavaScript engine which brings faster page loading and a sleek new look that streamlines the web experience using new features like App Tabs, Switch to Tab and Panorama.

Firefox 4 also comes with HTML 5 support and hardware acceleration capabilities that use a system's CPU and GPU hardware to boost the in-browser experience for gaming, video or surfing the web.

“Firefox delivers industry-leading privacy and security features like Do Not Track and Content Security Policy to give users control over their personal data and protect them online,” the company says.