I am apart of that 1 billion but you gotta realize that 1 billion downloads does not equal 1 billion people. I've probably downloaded it 4 times on different computers. That aside, it's a great achievement.
Is M$ including every windows computer sold in the last month? Every update? Every add-on? Its hard to believe there are still 200million people who have IE and know what a browser is and/or how to download.
Yup I love firefox, way better and faster than IE. But I'm liking google chrome alot and once you can stream netflix using chrome ill prolly switch that to my default browser. Firefox has been gettin a lil slower as of late and honestly i think chrome is doing tabbed browsing better
[citation][nom]scook9[/nom]The IE8 number really should not count, since it is an automatic windows update for Vista. Most people don't even check what updates are happening[/citation]
It should also be noted that I'm sure they count dl for ever version meaning they count the dl of all firefox versions meaning the same people multiple times well over Really all it shows is how firefox you have to download new versions instead of patches. I'm sure IE has several billion dl's if you count ever patch.
How nice for TH/BoM to remind us of m$'s "achievements" in every news article... Funny, it's almost never the other way around - nothing about competition, if the article is for praising m$.
You surely missed to squeeze in some $even (vi$hta sp2+) "news" on this one... but that's on tuanny and yummy boy's turf.