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..."