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Firefox 4 Downloaded More Than 100 Million Times

The new Firefox 4 web browser from Mozilla has crossed the landmark figure of 100 million downloads, the company revealed.

According to Mozilla, this milestone was achieved over the weekend; by Monday evening US time the figure had reached 105 million downloads by users from all over the world.

Forty of these 105 million downloads were from Europe, closely followed by North America with 30 million downloads. Asia came in third on the list with over twenty million downloads.

Firefox 4 was launched in the second half of last month, and it immediately became a hit with over 50 million downloads within the first couple of week of its release.

Mozilla expects the figure to continue to rise as product distribution expands.

Asa Dotzler, the Mozilla director of community development said in a blog post (opens in new tab), “If all goes according to plan, we'll be letting Firefox 3.5 and 3.6 users know about Firefox 4 with that 'advertised' or 'prompted' update in about 10 days."

"I'll bet we see a nice uptick in the Firefox 4 trend when we actually start to communicate its availability to users of older Firefox versions,” Dotzler added.

According to W3Schools (opens in new tab)Firefox is the world's most popular browser, followed by Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.