How many users does Fedora have?

Matthias Runge mrunge at
Mon Dec 1 12:37:51 UTC 2014

On 01/12/14 13:10, Alec Leamas wrote:

>> So we come back to the question: is any number better than no number
>> at all?
>> Even to get a trend?
> Yes, I think so. Even a bad number can be used for trends and comparisons.
> That said, let's not limit this discussion to the "download counter"
> concept. There are other approaches, perhaps some kind of reporting app
> which send reports on installed sw to a central server, like the abrt
> thing. Or something else, which I cannot imagine.

In the old days, we used to have a service like smolt, to collect
hardware data. The installer asked for participation in this service
after install. IMHO that was a service, reporting every month or so.

Debian has popcon[1], to collect statistics.

One could even argue: when fedora already knows, what I have installed,
it may be nice to get a reminder to update packages, when there is a
known security issue. Of course, that needs to be opt-in, but it may be
a nice service.



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