Measuring success/failure in the installation

Evan Dandrea ev at
Tue May 17 15:40:45 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Jussi Schultink <jussi01 at> wrote:
> The information gathered could also give us an idea of how many
> installations we are doing as well, which is useful. Do you plan to
> implement this only for ubiquity or for the alternate install as well?

I don't want to present the data this way. Apologies about not being
clear about this before, but I only want it to use percentages for
each side.

Counting installations will almost certainly lead to people
speculating about Ubuntu's size with a very poor metric as their only
set of data.  There are plenty of cases where Internet access isn't
available at the time of installation.  There are lots of people who
run the installer once, then always upgrade from there, and of course
there are plenty of OEMs shipping Ubuntu to people who will never ever
see the installer.

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