Firefox now used by 270 million users

Posted on Thursday, May 07 2009 @ 01:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler guesstimates about 270 million users surf the web with Firefox:
The best method we've come up with is to count the number of security "pings" we get in one day. (Firefox pings a Mozilla server for security changes about once per day) and multiply that active daily users number by three to get active monthly users. (See John's blog post for more on this.)

Over the last couple of weeks, we averaged about 90 million of these pings per day. Multiplied by three, that gives us an active user base of approximately 270 million.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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