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Photo: Mozilla.org

That’s the number of downloads that Firefox 4, the latest version of the most popular open-source browser, has got as of this writing.You can track the download stats live and it’s about to crack 6 million downloads — just a day after being released.

Impressive, to say the least.

Especially impressive considering its competition. Microsoft just released the well-regarded Internet Explorer 9 which, despite Microsoft’s bigger marketshare, is downloading at half Firefox’s speed, as CNet points out. And Google‘s faster Chrome browser, which hovers at 10% marketshare, is now the browser of choice for the digerati.

Clearly (ahem) Firefox is on fire.

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