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    RE: linux market share 7.3%!
    thanks for replying. its an approximation only and the hpd are a recognized reference of the popularity. i dint uses the smaller distros for the reason u said as they can be influenced by directed effort and as i do people who dont use them look to c whats up and coming. however u cannot get to the top 15 by fraud alone. so it is true that ubuntu has more users than fadora and mint has less. this is more accurate than user agent strings or sales figures which say linux is at .9%. if any one has better numbers i think the pount is to use the stuff we know the get an estimate so that companies dont quote the .9% as y they dont support linux drivers.
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    thanks for replying. its an approximation only and the hpd are a recognized reference of the popularity. i dint uses the smaller distros for the reason u said as they can be influenced by directed effort and as i do people who dont use them look to c whats up and coming. however u cannot get to the top 15 by fraud alone. so it is true that ubuntu has more users than fadora and mint has less. this is more accurate than user agent strings or sales figures which say linux is at .9%. if any one has better numbers i think the pount is to use the stuff we know the get an estimate so that companies dont quote the .9% as y they dont support linux drivers.

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    RE: linux market share 7.3%!
    sorry the ascii art looked ok in the preview it got messed up it says joe werner
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    sorry the ascii art looked ok in the preview it got messed up it says joe werner

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    linux market share 7.3%!
    [code] #################################### # Linux Install Base Approximation # # October 28 2009 # #################################### *16 million fedora installs number from jef spaleta "giving accurate fedora client counting the 115% effort it deserves" *H.P.D. from distrowatch for last 6 months *all the distros from top to gentoo included because gentoo by my guess is the smallest major distro *the installs column is the percent of fedoras H.P.D (hits per day) of the distro's H.P.D times fedoras installs. assuming that the page hits represent how much more or less popular the bistro is than fedora and that popularity is representative of the distros install base *from my experience most linux boxes were sold as windows boxes so im using the 1 billion number from microsoft as the total number of PCs divided by the the Linux install base to get Linux market share http://arstechnica.com/micros oft/news/2007/07/windows-install-base-to-break-one-billion-in-2008.ars DISTRO H.P.D H.P.D/1618 INSTALLS +---------+-----+----------+----------+ |fedora |1618 |1 |16,000,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |ubuntu |2067 |1.3 |20,800,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |mint |1313 |.8 |12,800,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |opensuse |1249 |.8 |12,800,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |mandriva |944 |.6 | 9,600,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |debian |897 |.6 | 9,600,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |puppy |806 |.5 | 8,000,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |sabayon |773 |.5 | 8,000,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |pclinuxos|700 |.4 | 6,400,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |arch |678 |.4 | 6,400,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |slackware|632 |.4 | 6,400,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |centos |592 |.4 | 6,400,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |tinycore |467 |.3 | 4,800,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |mepis |453 |.3 | 4,800,000| |---------+-----+----------+----------| |gentoo |417 |.3 | 4,800,000| +---------+-----+----------+----------+ LINUX INSTALL BASE: 137,600,000 LINUX MARKET SHARE: 7.3%!!!1!1!!!!!1!!! ________ ___________ __________ written by /\_______\/ _____ \/ ______\ \/\ _ \\ \___/\ \\\ __\__/___ \ \\ \\\_ \__\_\ \\\ \_/__/\ \ ____\ \\ \\____________\_____________\ / /__\ \\___________/_____________/ __//_ _\\ / /___________________\ / |___________________/___ _______________ ________________ / / ___ \ \/ ____\/ __ -\ _ -\/ _____\ __ -\ // /_/ \_\ \\ __\_/\\ \_\ \\___\\ \\\ __\_/\ \_\ \\___ //_ _\\\ \_/_\_\_ _____ \\\ \\ \_/_\_\_ _____ \ /_______________________\__________\_\___/\__\\\___\__________\_\___/\__\ |_______________________/__________/_/ \/__///___/__________/_/ \/__/ aka metacon [/code]
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    ####################################
    # Linux Install Base Approximation #
    # October 28 2009 #
    ####################################

    *16 million fedora installs number from jef spaleta "giving accurate fedora
    client counting the 115% effort it deserves"
    *H.P.D. from distrowatch for last 6 months
    *all the distros from top to gentoo included because gentoo by my guess is the
    smallest major distro
    *the installs column is the percent of fedoras H.P.D (hits per day) of the
    distro's H.P.D times fedoras installs. assuming that the page hits represent
    how much more or less popular the bistro is than fedora and that popularity is
    representative of the distros install base
    *from my experience most linux boxes were sold as windows boxes so im using the
    1 billion number from microsoft as the total number of PCs divided by the
    the Linux install base to get Linux market share http://arstechnica.com/micros
    oft/news/2007/07/windows-install-base-to-break-one-billion-in-2008.ars

    DISTRO H.P.D H.P.D/1618 INSTALLS
    +---------+-----+----------+----------+
    |fedora |1618 |1 |16,000,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |ubuntu |2067 |1.3 |20,800,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |mint |1313 |.8 |12,800,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |opensuse |1249 |.8 |12,800,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |mandriva |944 |.6 | 9,600,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |debian |897 |.6 | 9,600,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |puppy |806 |.5 | 8,000,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |sabayon |773 |.5 | 8,000,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |pclinuxos|700 |.4 | 6,400,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |arch |678 |.4 | 6,400,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |slackware|632 |.4 | 6,400,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |centos |592 |.4 | 6,400,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |tinycore |467 |.3 | 4,800,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |mepis |453 |.3 | 4,800,000|
    |---------+-----+----------+----------|
    |gentoo |417 |.3 | 4,800,000|
    +---------+-----+----------+----------+

    LINUX INSTALL BASE: 137,600,000
    LINUX MARKET SHARE: 7.3%!!!1!1!!!!!1!!!


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    written by /\_______\/ _____ \/ ______\
    \/\ _ \\ \___/\ \\\ __\__/___
    \ \\ \\\_ \__\_\ \\\ \_/__/\ \
    ____\ \\ \\____________\_____________\
    / /__\ \\___________/_____________/
    __//_ _\\
    / /___________________\
    / |___________________/___ _______________ ________________
    / / ___ \ \/ ____\/ __ -\ _ -\/ _____\ __ -\
    // /_/ \_\ \\ __\_/\\ \_\ \\___\\ \\\ __\_/\ \_\ \\___
    //_ _\\\ \_/_\_\_ _____ \\\ \\ \_/_\_\_ _____ \
    /_______________________\__________\_\___/\__\\\___\__________\_\___/\__\
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