200 million downloads
This morning, Skype hit 200 million downloads. To celebrate, we made a picture. Set it as your own picture too (Right-click on the picture, click “Save Picture As…” and save it somewhere, and then set it as My Picture in your Skype.)
Update: here’s another version that works even better in Skype.
Some fun facts about our downloads. Skype download infrastructure is quite massive and cool — thumbs up to those who maintain it around the clock.
* At peak time, we’re pumping out close to 10 downloads a second. That’s almost a million downloads every single day by now. Not quite a million every day yet, but we’re getting there.
* The download traffic at peak time adds up to 500 Mbit/sec, or 0.5 Gbit/sec. That’s 500 times more than an average 1 Mbit home “broadband” connection.
* We got from 0 to 100M downloads in 595 days, from 100M to 150M in 124 days, from 150M to 200M in 83 days. There’s no signs of the pace slowing down.
* Take all of the figures with a grain of salt, since obviously not every download is completed and ends with an installation. But it’s still cool.