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Chimes
September 11th, 2011, 05:44 AM
The Linux Counter Project has been re-launched. Stand up and be counted!

http://linuxcounter.net/
(http://linuxcounter.net/)

By evaluating the size of the linux community, we can show conclusively that we have a large user base, and software and hardware companies will feel more secure in making decisions to develop with us in mind. It also provides a way to convince potential linux users that lots of other people just like them use linux.

Although many distributions provide estimates of their number of users, those are often subject to accusations of inflation or of counting say, multiple computers all run by one person.

So what do you think, is this 'linux census' a good use of our time? :p Can we hope to get any more accurate count from this than from distros? And as always, it is a goal to get widespread linux adoption on the Desktop, and how do we accomplish such a feat of marketing?

Jay Car
September 11th, 2011, 05:49 AM
Linux user #420518...I signed up on July 4th, 2006.

Personally, I haven't found that having a Linux user number is particularly useful, it's just a novelty. I've mostly stopped caring what people use on their computers, as long as they stay off my lawn. :)

jakejw93
September 11th, 2011, 09:30 AM
I signed up yesterday :)

shubham1
September 11th, 2011, 10:25 AM
The Linux Counter Project has been re-launched. Stand up and be counted!

http://linuxcounter.net/
(http://linuxcounter.net/)

By evaluating the size of the linux community, we can show conclusively that we have a large user base, and software and hardware companies will feel more secure in making decisions to develop with us in mind. It also provides a way to convince potential linux users that lots of other people just like them use linux.

Although many distributions provide estimates of their number of users, those are often subject to accusations of inflation or of counting say, multiple computers all run by one person.

So what do you think, is this 'linux census' a good use of our time? :p Can we hope to get any more accurate count from this than from distros? And as always, it is a goal to get widespread linux adoption on the Desktop, and how do we accomplish such a feat of marketing?
can you tell me where to singup

shubham1
September 11th, 2011, 10:28 AM
can you tell me where to singup
i got it at linuxcounter

Toz
September 11th, 2011, 03:22 PM
I've mostly stopped caring what people use on their computers, as long as they stay off my lawn. :)
:lol: Too funny, but so true.

P05TMAN
September 11th, 2011, 03:28 PM
You can count me in

whatthefunk
September 11th, 2011, 03:30 PM
The site is broken I think. I tried to register and they sent me an empty confirmation email. Ive tried to get new confirmation emails sent but nothing has come through...

SiathLinux
September 19th, 2011, 08:32 AM
whatthefunk - try again - the migration was messing with the email system...

Linux User 400860 - been on their site for a long time - glad it was continued.

disabledaccount
September 19th, 2011, 09:09 AM
i've mostly stopped caring what people use on their computers, as long as they stay off my lawn. :)+1

Erik1984
September 19th, 2011, 09:20 AM
#544412 reporting

chegarty
September 19th, 2011, 03:36 PM
#543804. :popcorn:

DougieFresh4U
September 19th, 2011, 05:05 PM
# been in my sig for years along with Ubuntu User#

not found
September 29th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Just read about the re-release of the site on distrowatch...

Site looking good :)


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