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Old 09-14-2011, 05:33 AM   #1
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Importance of Being a registered linux user


Hi all,

i was just going through the site https://linuxcounter.net/. What is the importance of registering as a linux user. What are its basic aims ?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:44 AM   #2
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This was taken from their website at the link you posted under the rubric "INFO".
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Purpose of the Linux Counter
The Linux Counter is started as a "for fun" project to find out how many Linux users there are worldwide. The basic idea is for people to register themselves as being a Linux user. Of course, this way you won't get all Linux users counted as not every Linux user will register himself at the Linux Counter site.
Thus, the only way to "know" the number of Linux users worldwide, is to make a guess, preferably a not-too-wild guess of the number of Linux users. Not making wild guesses there is only one way to go: statistics.

So, the main purpose of the Linux Counter is to deal with statistics on all kinds of numbers related to Linux usage. It started with statistics on the number of Linux users and it extended to statistics on Linux users, the machines they use, software they use and in what part of the world Linux users are actually living.

A second purpose of the Linux Counter is to make it possible for Linux users to find each other. The Linux Counter is reporting Linux users sorted per almost any place in the world. So, when Linux users want their information to be public, you can quite simply find those users who live in places near you.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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Main reason is to be counted as a Linux user
 
  


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