schristopheraz at gmail.com
Mon May 16 14:59:57 UTC 2005
One thing that I have seen that SpreadFirefox does that we (the Ubuntu
community) doesn't is display our download numbers. I know this isn't
really too viable because you can download...burn...and share. However I
think that would help "if anything" to identify the numbers of users we
The reason I bring this up is because IBM recently decided that they are
going to back their employees (all 330,000 of them) on the use of
Firefox. One of the phrases that they used was "Can 52 Million users be
wrong" however we are familiar that downloads does not equal users.
However with such a large download that can help align the download/user
basis, at least on a minimal level (people aren't going to download over
and over again they'll use a CD which means a infinity:1 ratio) so this
will show AT LEAST how many users there may be.
I'd love to prompt the company I work for to start creating software for
Linux however the argument they continously make is there is no
userbase. While compareable to Windows sadly this is true however if
everyone continues to think this way...well then how can we get anywhere
with this? Anyone have any thoughts about this or know how I can
escallate this to someone at Cannonical?
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