In a senseless effort Mozilla Corp. wants people to download Firefox 3 as much as possible. This does mean that many people might just download Firefox a lot of times, just to set a record. I think this is VERY STUPID. First of all it means you can forget about making anything of the download counts. If some people may download FF3 100 times you can not assume that it is really used that many times. IT just says NOTHING. Then it is produces a load in the internet and slows down some connections that are not that well equipped than others. And why all that? Just for an entry in the Guinness World Record Book? This is harmful for the net and contradicts every kind of open source advocacy so far.
To stop this kind of behaviour I therefore declare Firefox 3 as harmful and uncool and call evrybody to spread the word. Use alternatives like Epiphany or Konqueror or Opera but do not use FF3, deinstall it and tell them WHAT YOU THINK: worldrecord At mozilla.com .
Firefox btw. has many security issues. People download random plugins which interact unpredictably against each other and so Firefox can be coinsidered to be as insecure as the Internet Explorer or maybe worse, because you dont know who really wrote the code you just install.