The Mozilla Foundation has announced that its Firefox browser has been downloaded over 10 million times in the last 31 days. On average, Firefox has been downloaded 4 times per second since its release on November 9th. The Foundation originally estimated 10 million downloads to be reached after 100 days of public availability.
As Firefox users continue to swell in number, many are wondering what became of the planned New York Times advertisement. In an interview published earlier this week, Mozilla volunteer Rob Davis commented that "Its taken a little longer than wed originally planned," and that he expected the advertisement to run somewhere between the middle of December and Christmas.
The next major release of Firefox is scheduled for March of 2005. Firefox 1.1 (Dubbed "Deer Run") will be the end-result of merging the Aviary (Fx 1.0) branch with the main Mozilla code trunk. In the meantime, Mozilla plans to release a new version of Firefox for mobile devices dubbed "Minimo". Firefox "Minimo" is expected to compete with "Opera for Mobile" sometime this coming January.
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