Mozilla hopes to set a world record for the most downloads within a 24-hour period on the day Firefox 3 is released (currently expected to be in June).
The online edition of Guinness Book of World Records does not list a current record for most downloads within 24 hours.
The final release candidates for Firefox 3 are showing a number of improvements, including greater rendering speed, the use of fewer resources, and more baked-in security features than other browsers.
To help Mozilla set a world record, the foundation recommends the following:
- Sign up to get the final copy of Firefox 3 on Download Day.
- Host a Download Day Fest on Firefox 3 launch day at your school, office, or anywhere with an Internet connection.
- Become a Firefox campus representative and collect pledges from fellow students.
- Add Mozilla buttons and banners to your site, blog, or profile.
To get people excited, Mozilla has provided a map showing pledges to date along with more details.