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    Talking Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    Have you ever wondered how many the Ubuntu users are there in the world?

    Is it possible to count the exact number of Ubuntu users in the world?

    Is it done before? or is it never been done? Is there a software that can do it?

    I'm just facinated with this issue,.. so I'm encouraging everyone with creating a program or a website were in Ubuntu users will be counted. The exact number of users not just assumption with percentage of the users in the world...

    Or I'm encouraging web developers to create a website were in Ubuntu users can sign-up so that they will be counted. And users can share their personal experience with Ubuntu OS. And include there to have an active community for help and support.

    I'm have a dream that Ubuntu will dominate and become number 1 OS in the world someday...

    I hope that someone will make this dream come true... THANKS!!!

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    There is a website, I can't remember the URL at the moment, called "The Linux Counter Project"

    Edit: I beg your pardon: I just looked at my Sig, it's called the Ubuntu counter project
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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    Not possible to get an exact result, all you get is an hint.'

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    I myself have not registered in the counter project. And so haven't many. Its very difficult to get even a vague relative figure.
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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by mac143_01 View Post
    Is there a software that can do it?
    I believe Canonical keep an eye on the number of machines (number of IPs?) that hit their repos. That's probably the closest to an actual count. I believe their figure is about 8 million.

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    I think currently it's estimated at between 6 and 8 million people

    Also please keep support requests only for Absolute Beginner Talk etc. Questions such as these would be better off in the Community Cafe

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    Considering there are around 20-48 Million Linux Users today (Note that this has never truly been counted either). And thousands upon thousands of distributions to choose from.

    I would safely say that at least 7% of those probably use only Ubuntu, with maybe another 10% mixing Ubuntu with other OS's.

    Not forgetting to mention the main point. That almost all users have at least two different OS' installed (I have Ubuntu, 64Studio and Gentoo). This can, and infact, does vagues the numbers even more.

    But looking at Debian and family as a whole (Debian, Xandros, Ubuntu, EeePC, etc, etc.) then I can imagine seeing something like 30-40% of users use a Debian or Debian deriative, since Debian is the platform of choice for most developers (By something like a 13% majority, I remember reading somewhere) and is favoured by businesses.

    Though this may change very soon. Since there has been some wonderful news from Brazil! They have started to phase out all Windows machines in schools and have opted to lay down hundreds of thousands of computers all with a Debian deriative OS in them. Numbers estimated are that the Linux population will indefinately double over the next two years (Considering that there are around 52Million Brazilians in school/college at this very moment).
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    53,000 individual computer labs, 825,000 instalations and the distro is called Linux Educacional 2.0 (no, that isn't a spelling mistake, look it up).

    But all in all, the only accurate counter we really have is the numbers of Distrowatch. Which aren't really that accurate at all.

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    look at this site
    and this site
    Linux user #434738 - Ubuntu user #9391
    Be happy .....think of others and thank GOD.

    Kindly mark your thread [SOLVED] if it is done.

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by housam View Post
    look at this site
    Wow I hadn't checked that site for ages. Here's my button

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    Re: Exact Total Number of Ubuntu Users in the World

    Quote Originally Posted by atomkarinca View Post
    Wow I hadn't checked that site for ages. Here's my button

    HOw can I put my ubuntu user number as my signature?

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