2.3 Million Internet Explorer 9 Downloads Is Still Kind of Impressive

Microsoft is excited to let all their fans know that Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.3 million times in the last 24 hours. As Ryan Gavin writes, "That is over 27 downloads every second, or over 240 downloads every 9 seconds." That's impressive, but maybe that's not such a huge number. It should be noted that Firefox 3 boasted a cool 8 million downloads in 24 hours back in 2008, and Firefox 4 is still on its way. Meanwhile, Chrome continues to bleed away IE's sizable market share. All the same, props to MS. [The Windows Blog]

DISCUSSION

It will ramp up as Windows Update starts pushing it. FF (or any other browser users) are probably more tech savvy in general, hence more manual downloads. But downloads per 9 seconds? What the heck kind of marketing is that? Thats 270 downloads every 10 seconds! Or 13.5 every 4.5 seconds!

Anywho, I actually like it in terms of speed, lightness, and compatibility, but until it gets real extensions its only going to be a back up browser for me. And why on earth can we not choose what sites go into the most used squares?