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Maritza R Maas
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Counter Reply with quote

How many users are using Gentoo?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you using gentoo ?

if so, so am i

i guess that makes 2
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many Gentoo users are using Gentoo? Tough one ... all of them?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
How many Gentoo users are using Gentoo? Tough one ... all of them?


:lol:

Perhaps a good way to measure this is by portage snapshot downloads, but idk.

We're like 16 on distrowatch.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best would be to accumulate "emerge --sync" usage data across all of the mirrors. Determining distinct users could be hard, and there may be privacy issues though.

Another measure is the number of registered and active Gentoo forum users - by active, I mean over say a month, not concurrent users. OK, a lot of people using other distros read the forums 'cos they're such a good repository of sound technical info, but I suggest it's likely that most registered forum users will be Gentoo users.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure there would be a good way at all to do it. many users may not ever have to visit the website at all. you dont even have to touch your machine to be a user.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told that there are over 20 000 --sync's per day on the master rsync servers, should give you a small impression ;-)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think its a handdsome amount 20,000
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

airsidelimo wrote:
i think its a handdsome amount 20,000

That mean 20,000 gentoo users are there who regularly sync their system.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redwold wrote:
airsidelimo wrote:
i think its a handdsome amount 20,000

That mean 20,000 gentoo users are there who regularly sync their system.


No, it means there are about 20,000 gentoo-running computers who sync regularly.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Counter Reply with quote

Maritza R Maas wrote:
How many users are using Gentoo?


Are you the counter?
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

XQYZ wrote:
redwold wrote:
airsidelimo wrote:
i think its a handdsome amount 20,000

That mean 20,000 gentoo users are there who regularly sync their system.


No, it means there are about 20,000 gentoo-running computers who sync regularly.


I've portage on NFS and four computers are using it. I guess it makes 20,003 then.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentoo Users = #Linux-Users - #!Gentoo-Users

Simple as that ... only Ubuntu-Users question my math, so get the heck out of here!
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gentoo is operating system?
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steven300 wrote:
gentoo is operating system?


No it's a kind of penguin.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donnie Berkholz wrote:
Here's one day's worth of visits to part 11 of the install guide, which
is the last page with actual content (adding users, cleaning up):

190 x86
150 amd64
85 sparc
83 ppc
82 hppa
59 ppc64
54 alpha
17 mips
11 arm
8 ia64

From post id 20110510205612.GD3037 to gentoo-project mailing list

The inference is that users on the last page of the guide are installing, so those numbers are installs per day.
Now we need the average life of a Gentoo install.

My first install from mid 2002 using the 1.4-rc4 liveCD still works. Its not on the original hardware but its still the same install. A bit like grandfathers axe.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really don't know what you mean with "average life" Neddy.

Install once, never reinstall. :wink:

Deletion or changing the OS doesn't come to mind, if you ever take the first rocks of installation and if you use it long enough to get familiar with this system.

Best regards to all Gentoo-Users.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the two Gentoo machines I maintain and emerge --sync, one does it only weekly, other does it every other day... Plus I sync my other machines off the one that syncs every other day to reduce bandwidth usage...

Should everyone sync daily from each machine separately so an accurate number is available? :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redwold wrote:
airsidelimo wrote:
i think its a handdsome amount 20,000

That mean 20,000 gentoo users are there who regularly sync their system.


So I would probably guess that the majority sync about once a week. So if there are 20,000 per day * 7 days = 140,000. But perhaps multiply that by two to account for those who sync monthly or longer out (maybe never) so 280,000 to 300,000 seems reasonable, no? Just an educated guess.
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