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Fedora Stats Offer Insight Into Linux Usage

Jul 31, 2007, 15:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"The Fedora Project offered a peek under its kimono recently with details about Fedora 7 adoption and other statistics. Fedora 7 has snagged more than 300,000 users since its release at the end of May. While that sounds pretty good, Fedora Core 6 managed to attract more than 400,000 in roughly the same amount of time after its release. We asked Max Spevack, the Fedora project leader, whether the numbers are telling the full story.

"Say what you will about proprietary software companies, but the successful ones do have plenty of data about users--what kind of uses the software is being put to, how many users they have, what types of machines they're running the software on, whether they wear boxers, briefs, lacy underthings, or nothing at all. The proprietary folks get reams of data from their users..."

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