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Ways to Understand the Linux Users--Popcon and Smolt

May 31, 2007, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])

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"The Linux user is mainly an unknown species: since you can download your distribution anonymously and everywhere the distributors know almost nothing about their userbase. Due to bittorrent and ftp mirrors even the user numbers are rough estimations at best. However, with Popcon and Smolt two different approaches exist to gather more information about the user base.

"Popcon is short for popularity contest, as in Debian Popularity Contest..."

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