By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
Mozilla has a nifty looking downloads map which breaks down all the Firefox 3 downloads country by country. Download Squad previously commented that Turkmenistan was letting the side down with seven downloads but they must have seen the article and got all embarrassed because they suddenly picked up speed and they are now up to a staggering 30 downloads! You go Turkmenistan!
I started moving the mouse around to see who else was not giving much love to Firefox and my mouse passed over North Korean airspace. It was then that I discovered that with zero downloads, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il does not like to use the Fox. He’s obviously more of an Internet Explorer man when it comes to doing his online international drug deals and eBay sales.
Of course you have to take a lot of things into account with this Mozilla download map. The western world is obviously richer with more computers and better internet access than say Africa for example. Other countries may have people who are very poor and cannot afford computers or internet, points which the Download Squad article also underlines.
But we’re coming up for nearly 15 MILLION downloads worldwide in the space of less than 4 days. The Firefox 3 juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.