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How Many Linux Desktop Users Are There?

Aug 20, 2007, 16:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Desktop operating systems numbers, even when gathered by top research companies, such as IDG and Gartner, are often a bit fuzzy. When it comes to uncommon desktop operating systems, like Linux, the numbers often amount to little more than an educated guess. Now, a new open-source program, statix, promises to give accurate data on how many Linux desktops are actually in use.

"Cole Crawford, a Dell Linux IT strategist, created statix to anonymously track the number of Linux desktops worldwide via an opt in Python script. Crawford is a long-time Linux user and has been involved in the Linux community since the launch of Slackware 1.0 in 1993..."

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