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Thread: How many Ubuntu installations are there?

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    How many Ubuntu installations are there?

    Initially I wanted to nudge Ufile (a publisher of Canadian income tax programs) to polish up its products so that they were completely compatible with Ubuntu/Wine. As it is, there are only a couple of minor glitches, which I was able to work around or avoid.
    However, though it is said that Canonical collects pings, no-one is telling about Ubuntu nor any other flavour of Linux. Now it occurs to me that, if this is true, it is a major lack of incentive for any commercial developer of software to be interested in this market.
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    Re: How many Ubuntu installations are there?

    In a general sense it is true that many commercial software companies can only see two PC operating systems. Do not forget that there are also many Linux developers. I would not agree that no one is speaking about Linux distributions. There is plenty of information around.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/

    One and a half million Ubuntu laptops is just a start

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/ubun...cation-sector/

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/resources...usa-education/

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/hp-r...ores-in-china/

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/bode...-preinstalled/

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/ubun...ents-to-learn/

    The biggest incentive for any business to look for new markets is the fear of going bust.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: How many Ubuntu installations are there?

    Chris Kenyon, vice president for OEM at Canonical Ltd., said that because of a lack of registration, any number provided for Ubuntu usage is a "guesstimate".[104] In fall 2011 Canonical estimated that Ubuntu had more than 20 million users worldwide
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu...Installed_base

    some more numbers at
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_adoption#DESKTOP

    If you want to make it easier to be counted you can enable the popularity contest https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ub...ularityContest

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