Is Smolt the Key to Counting Linux Users?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Fri Nov 7 18:19:43 UTC 2008


Good to see Novell adopt Smolt officially within its installer for 
OpenSUSE. Let other distros know, that they should be joining the party 
as well.

"Linux users are not an easy bunch to profile or to count. Many Linux 
users download the operating system for free and never perform any kind 
of systems registration to enumerate their hardware.

That's where Smolt may be able to help fill the gap. Smolt is an open 
source hardware profiling technology that is already being used by Red 
Hat's Fedora and is set for inclusion in the upcoming Novell OpenSUSE 
11.1 release.

Ubuntu is currently considering Smolt as well. "


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