Re: Modifying GNOME-About to count users

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 00:16 -0300, Steven Garrity wrote:

> This is especially true since we sure aren't going to be able to write 
> any code that tells us how many *total* computers there are in the world 
> - another key variable in determining market share.
It's about counting users, not computers.  That information is publicly available.

> Let's leave the market stats (both Gnome's and totals) to firms that 
> specialize in it. Rough estimates are the best we'll ever be able to do 
> on this anyhow.
OK, how are we going to pay them to do it for us?

> If you can tell me in January of 2010 that we have somewhere between 8% 
> and 12% of global desktops, but we can't be sure exactly how many, we 
> should be too busy celebrating to worry about the exact numbers.
How would we know this?

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