Mozilla today released Firefox 3.5 into the wild. Not surprisingly, it's flying off the virtual shelves. And unlike when Mozilla released Firefox 3.0 last year, its servers are staying up and reliable, so the rate of downloads is pretty incredible. This site, run by Mozilla, shows the download stats for the new browser. Overall downloads are now approaching 1.3 million worldwide, with over 350,000 of those in the U.S. But even more amazing is the number of downloads occurring each second, it's ranging from 59 to 95 right now. Again, that's every second.
Outside of the U.S., the browser is moving quickly in Germany, France and the UK. The claim is that it's much faster than the previous iterations of Firefox, and based on just a quick run-through of my favorite sites, I'd say that is in fact the case. Though, to be fair, it's hard to know if that has something to do with the fact that just about all my browser plugins are not yet working with this version.