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metrics and transparency



Hi

Metrics can be fuzzy but they aren't numbers you pull out of your back pocket. The source is important and people do notice.

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3705606

"Shuttleworth also touched upon the issue of Unbuntu's user base, saying that it has "in excess of 6 million users." He did, however, admit that he couldn't be sure of the number since there is no formal registration process for most users, and neither Canonical nor the Ubuntu community do any active monitoring of installations.

However, Red Hat Fedora Linux, Ubuntu's competitor, provides publicly available usage numbers based on how many Fedora installations update their machines.

As of Oct. 3, Fedora reported nearly 1.5 million users for its Fedora 7 release alone. Fedora had previously reported nearly 3 million users for its Fedora 6 release. "

Rahul


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