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New Fedora Project Leader Sizes Up Linux

Feb 15, 2012, 13:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Today, Fedora has the basic statistics around downloads and unique IP address hits to the update repositories. For example, Fedora's stats wiki currently note that there have been nearly 5 million connections to the Fedora 14 repositories. That number drops to 2.6 million for Fedora 15 and 874 thousand for the more recent Fedora 16 release.

"'Some people might say 'oh my gosh the number of unique address are going down', but it is unique and is not counting the ones that came before,' Bergeron said. 'So what does it mean? Are we slowing down? It's hard to say.'

"Bergeron added that currently all Fedora does is lay the statistics out and they don't point to an indication of what the data actually means."

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