Does Adobe Deserve the Most Downloads Record?

Adobe Systems (ADBE) may have a claim to the world record for most software downloads in a day–if the company wants to push its case.

Over the summer, the Mozilla Foundation, which makes the Firefox Web browser, started a campaign to break the Guinness World Record for the most times a piece of software was downloaded in a single day. It reached its goal in June when its new Firefox 3 was downloaded eight million times, an achievement aided by the fact that the record didn’t exist before. The company was officially recognized with the record for “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours,” according to a company blog post.

On Thursday, Adobe issued a press release touting the success of its Flash video player, software which is used to watch online videos.

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