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Mods... how many are we?

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Mods... how many are we?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:44 pm
I guess this is a question for the moderators and/or someone on the dev team...
I am curious as to:
(1) the user stats of this forum, i.e. how many users indicate that their OS is Neon and
(2) outside of this Neon forum--as I'm sure there could be those not as registered members--do we know how many Neon installations are out there?
Thanks


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Re: Mods... how many are we?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:36 pm
With regards to #2, I don't think it's possible to know. You can track downloads but that does not give you a count of installations or how long any installations are kept, let alone, how many installations from the same download.
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Re: Mods... how many are we?

Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:33 pm
I don't think there is a tool available to look up this number, sorry :/


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Re: Mods... how many are we?

Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:47 am
the overall GNU/Linux market share is at 1,5 % tops, from more then 1 billion devices(including windows, macos, and others), KDE neon is not among top 10 distros, yet.
It is on 14th place on distrowatch right now. On first place is....MANJARO
And over 40 % of new Manjaro downloads are KDE.
According to distrowatch KDE has about 500 hits a day, thats about 180.000 a year, and Manjaro almost 4000 a day, thats 1,400,000 hits a year.

hope this gives a clue. :)
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Re: Mods... how many are we?

Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:04 am
Distrowatch is an entirely pointless metric of anything but how many visists a page on distrowatch has. Using it to infer anything about usage or even active popularity (as opposed to interest popularity) would be folly. It's inherently biased and can be easily gamed by generating traffic through putting distrowatch links all over the place.

The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more.
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Re: Mods... how many are we?  Topic is solved

Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:56 pm
abury wrote:do we know how many Neon installations are out there?


As with most linux metrics it's hard to get accurate numbers. That said we have a fairly accurate sense of where we are in terms of home users: there are at least 15 thousand and more which we know that we do not know about. Actively used systems that is, not done installations.


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Re: Mods... how many are we?

Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:41 am
apachelogger wrote:As with most linux metrics it's hard to get accurate numbers...

I can only imagine how difficult it is get those metrics but hey... thank you nonetheless for that info!
Maybe someday our GPS will integrate such with an OS layer that all computers could ping an OS pin... wouldn't that be telling?


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