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Revision as of 15:58, 19 January 2013

This page contains a variety of statistics about Fedora's usage. The Fedora Project believes that metrics are an important tool.

Contents

Who uses Fedora?

Lots of different people. Millions, in fact -- many millions! You can see some notable examples on the Overview page.

Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle)

Beefy Miracle mustard into service on 2012-05-29.

Yum Data

Current release connections

Connections to yum
Week Dates New Unique IPs Total Unique IPs Total compared to Verne
Week 1 2012-05-29 -- 2012-06-04 169,731 169,731 134%
Week 2 2012-06-05 -- 2012-06-11 80,659 250,390 117%
Week 3 2012-06-12 -- 2012-06-18 78,669 329,809 111%
Week 4 2012-06-19 -- 2012-06-25 80,899 410,708 109%
Week 5 2012-06-26 -- 2012-07-02 81,926 492,634 108%
Week 6 2012-07-03 -- 2012-07-09 83,898 576,532 107%
Week 7 2012-07-10 -- 2012-07-16 86,942 663,474 107%
Week 8 2012-07-17 -- 2012-07-23 85,593 749,067
Week 9 2012-07-24 -- 2012-07-30 82,608 831,675
Week 10 2012-07-31 -- 2012-08-06 84,656 916,331
Week 11 2012-08-07 -- 2012-08-13 84,684 1,001,015
Week 12 2012-08-14 -- 2012-08-20 86,495 1,087,510
Week 13 2012-08-21 -- 2012-08-27 88,384 1,175,894
Week 14 2012-08-28 -- 2012-09-03 90,987 1,266,971
Week 15 2012-09-04 -- 2012-09-10 92,693 1,359,594
Week 16 2012-09-11 -- 2012-09-17 95,148 1,454,742
Week 17 2012-09-18 -- 2012-09-24 96,901 1,551,643
Week 18 2012-09-25 -- 2012-10-01 98,217 1,649,860
Week 19 2012-10-02 -- 2012-10-08 99,121 1,748,981
Week 20 2012-10-09 -- 2012-10-15 101,705 1,850,686
Week 21 2012-10-16 -- 2012-10-22 102,561 1,953,247
Week 22 2012-10-23 -- 2012-10-29 105,063 2,058,310
Week 23 2012-10-30 -- 2012-11-05 105,634 2,163,944
Week 24 2012-11-06 -- 2012-11-12 105,242 2,269,186
Week 25 2012-11-13 -- 2012-11-19 100,982 2,370,168
Week 26 2012-11-20 -- 2012-11-26 103,258 2,473,426
Week 27 2012-11-27 -- 2012-12-03 103,713 2,577,139
Week 28 2012-12-04 -- 2012-12-10 86,779 2,663,918
Week 29 2012-12-11 -- 2012-12-17 115,635 2,779,553
Week 30 2012-12-18 -- 2012-12-24 99,003 2,878,556
Week 31 2012-12-25 -- 2012-12-31 94,363 2,972,919
Week 32 2013-01-01 -- 2012-01-07 94,972 3,067,891
Week 33 2013-01-08 -- 2013-01-14 99,028 3,166,919

Total repository connections

Total connections to repositories
Fedora 7 Fedora 8 Fedora 9 Fedora 10 Fedora 11 Fedora 12 Fedora 13 Fedora 14 Fedora 15 Fedora 16 Fedora 17
4,501,283 7,577,879 4,221,691 4,919,937 5,240,509 5,915,289 5,017,602 6,278,441 3,323,924 3,683,964 3,166,919
TOTAL UNIQUE IPs: 44,537,434
This total is not a simple sum of the counts above. It is a list of unique IP addresses that have connected across all releases.


Note.png
Currently, there is no reliable way to determine the total number of Linux users, or even count the total number of users of any Linux distribution which does not have a mandatory per user registration process.
Anyone who tells you otherwise may be misinformed, dishonest, or trying to sell you something.

The numbers above do not represent a total user count for Fedora. We are counting IP addresses because that is the only thing we can reliably measure. OEM shipping numbers, application popularity contests, and other "estimates" all have intrinsic error factors as well. Without a 1:1 sales figure or registration process, user counting is a difficult problem to solve. Our accuracy section below has a discussion of what's wrong with IP number counts, too.

When you hear someone estimate a count of users, the right questions to ask are:

Precisely how did you arrive at this number?
For Fedora the answers are located at this page.
Where is the data located, so someone can duplicate the process?
Although you do need appropriate access to our logging hosts to gather the data, our Infrastructure team does welcome people who want to participate in their work.

Accuracy of metrics

The numbers above, for yum, represent unique IP addresses that reach our update server, not simply downloads. We believe it is reasonable to equate a "new IP address checking in" with "a new installation of Fedora", with the following caveats:

  1. Users who have dynamic IP addresses will likely be counted multiple times, which inflates the number by some amount.
  2. Users who are behind NAT or corporate proxies will not be counted at all.

The anecdotal evidence that we receive from different groups, companies, and organizations suggests that group (2) is significantly larger than group (1). As such, we believe that the true numbers in the field are higher than the numbers on this page.

For a more thorough discussion and enlightening information about the measurement of Fedora's userbase, refer to this blog entry by Jef Spaleta.

Why is the Fedora 8 count so high?

We believe this is due to the high concentration of Fedora 8 images on Amazon EC2. We may see additional changes with Fedora 14 and later as that release is expected to be available on EC2 on release day.

Smolt Data

Smolt is Fedora's hardware profiling project. It is an opt-in database that tracks unique installations of Fedora, and various details about that install. People who install to runlevel 5 will be able to opt-in during firstboot, but people who install to runlevel 3 will have to install the smolt client via yum and manually register.

BitTorrent

The following table shows the number of downloads that have been made over BitTorrent. This table shows downloads only through trackers connected to the official torrent server.

Downloads from bittorrent (as of 2011-04-12)
Sulphur (F9) Cambridge (F10) Leonidas (F11)[1] Constantine (F12) Goddard (F13) Laughlin (F14)
443,932 523,776 364,808 315,349 158,570 157,251
NOTE: these numbers seem incomplete and need to be checked against torrent records. --pfrields 11:35, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
  1. The statistics for BitTorrent were interrupted on or about 2009-09-04 Fedora 11 because of a torrent server reset. Totals at that time are added to the current totals (F10: 306,696, F11: 169,832).

Direct Download

The following table shows the number of direct downloads of Fedora 21 media from unique IP addresses, as shown in the web proxy logs. The actual number of raw downloads tends to be much higher.

Direct downloads from the web

(includes a count of DVD, Live, CD disc 1, and netinst ISOs downloaded directly from the web)

Week Dates Downloads this week Total downloads Total compared to Verne
Week 1 2012-05-29 -- 2012-06-04 152,438 152,438 85%
Week 2 2012-06-05 -- 2012-06-11 89,532 241,970 84%
Week 3 2012-06-12 -- 2012-06-18 74,907 316,877 84%
Week 4 2012-06-19 -- 2012-06-25 71,070 387,947 85%
Week 5 2012-06-26 -- 2012-07-02 66,776 454,723 85%
Week 6 2012-07-03 -- 2012-07-09 63,543 518,266 86%
Week 7 2012-07-10 -- 2012-07-16 64,339 582,605 87%
Week 8 2012-07-17 -- 2012-07-23 65,846 648,451
Week 9 2012-07-24 -- 2012-07-30 59,707 706,358
Week 10 2012-07-31 -- 2012-08-06 54,890 761,248
Week 11 2012-08-07 -- 2012-08-13 53,876 815,124
Week 12 2012-08-14 -- 2012-08-20 52,376 867,500
Week 13 2012-08-21 -- 2012-08-27 54,431 921,931
Week 14 2012-08-28 -- 2012-09-03 55,739 977,670
Week 15 2012-09-04 -- 2012-09-10 60,623 1,037,933
Week 16 2012-09-11 -- 2012-09-17 63,199 1,101,132
Week 17 2012-09-18 -- 2012-09-24 58,477 1,159,579
Week 18 2012-09-25 -- 2012-10-01 57,827 1,217,406
Week 19 2012-10-02 -- 2012-10-08 58,534 1,275,940
Week 20 2012-10-09 -- 2012-10-15 57,879 1,333,819
Week 21 2012-10-16 -- 2012-10-22 60,561 1,394,380
Week 22 2012-10-23 -- 2012-10-29 60,306 1,454,686
Week 23 2012-10-30 -- 2012-11-05 58,408 1,513,094
Week 24 2012-11-06 -- 2012-11-12 58,894 1,571,988
Week 25 2012-11-13 -- 2012-11-19 55,137 1,627,125
Week 26 2012-11-20 -- 2012-11-26 55,067 1,682,192
Week 27 2012-11-27 -- 2012-12-03 54,254 1,736,448
Week 28 2012-12-04 -- 2012-12-10 44,770 1,781,218
Week 29 2012-12-11 -- 2012-12-17 50,663 1,831,881
Week 30 2012-12-18 -- 2012-12-24 48,558 1,880,439
Week 31 2012-12-25 -- 2012-12-31 49,175 1,927,634
Week 32 2013-01-01 -- 2012-01-07 47,381 1,975,015
Week 33 2012-01-08 -- 2012-01-14 51,501 2,026,516

fedoraproject.org unique visitors

fedoraproject.org visitors
Period Unique IPs
January 2008 785,583
February 2008 782,043
March 2008 830,078
April 2008 723,776
May 2008 1,128,115
June 2008 825,912
July 2008 751,521
August 2008 773,209
September 2008 1,461,490
October 2008 1,351,477
November 2008 1,993,547
December 2008 1,873,217
January 2009 1,815,135
February 2009 1,697,108
March 2009 1,816,077
April 2009 1,749,571
May 2009 1,996,040
June 2009 2,305,280
July 2009 1,929,651
August 2009 1,964,544
September 2009 1,859,708
October 2009 1,996,649
November 2009 2,423,626 (all-time monthly high)
December 2009 1,969,482
January 2010 1,829,467
February 2010 1,628,215
March 2010 1,728,081
April 2010 1,585,905
May 2010 2,197,213
June 2010 1,853,870
July 2010 1,808,418
August 2010 1,589,666
September 2010 1,642,009
October 2010 1,903,774
November 2010 2,086,089
December 2010 1,645,695
January 2011 1,633,474
February 2011 1,493,936
March 2011 1,636,965
April 2011 1,776,393
May 2011 2,251,895
June 2011 2,097,498
July 2011 1,814,156
August 2011 1,841,150
September 2011 1,861,263
October 2011 2,211,634
November 2011 2,399,947
December 2011 2,014,011
January 2012 1,919,572
February 2012 1,961,273
March 2012 2,151,326
April 2012 2,147,165
May 2012 2,343,961
June 2012 2,327,675
July 2012 2,170,612
August 2012 2,000,144
September 2012 2,118,079
October 2012 2,103,740
November 2012 2,017,841
December 2012 1,999,202

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Edits to Fedora wiki

Fedora wiki edits
Period Total edits Edits from unique IPs
October 2007 921 426
November 2007 1,090 472
December 2007 807 378
January 2008 1,170 580
February 2008 1,244 645
March 2008 1,280 705
April 2008 1,283 755
May 2008 6,043 766
June 2008 6,561 731
July 2008 4,112 528
August 2008 2,226 423
September 2008 4,738 791
October 2008 3,848 617
November 2008 4,619 715
December 2008 4,627 751
January 2009 6,327 739
February 2009 7,444 764
March 2009 8,650 973
April 2009 5,294 844
May 2009 5,191 928
June 2009 5,337 858
July 2009 5,373 807
August 2009 4,864 702
September 2009 5,796 868
October 2009 5,407 782
November 2009 5,665 957
December 2009 4,058 653
January 2010 5,319 711
February 2010 12,384 761
March 2010 12,176 834
April 2010 13,874 1,001
May 2010 17,809 871
June 2010 13,879 672
July 2010 14,274 793
August 2010 13,657 791
September 2010 12,144 788
October 2010 12,400 888
November 2010 12,447 887
December 2010 7,458 627
January 2011 9,768 771
February 2011 11,920 950
March 2011 11,909 882
April 2011 10,774 835
May 2011 5,628 917
June 2011 6,129 767
July 2011 5,592 725
August 2011 4,463 589
September 2011 4,493 781
October 2011 3,268 633
November 2011 3,353 635
December 2011 2,645 584
January 2012 4,061 711
February 2012 4,250 696
March 2012 7,799 1023
April 2012 4,739 748
May 2012 3,897 643
June 2012 4,048 667
July 2012 2,842 511
August 2012 2,467 524
September 2012 3,886 656
October 2012 3,922 639
November 2012 4,061 643
December 2012 2,761 535

Contributors

Accounts 2010-02.jpg

In April 2008, the FAS (Fedora Account System) process was converted to a click-through process instead of a manual process of GPG signing and fax/email.

Translations

Details about the progress of localization can be found on Transifex.

Ambassadors

Information about the number of Fedora Ambassadors.

Translators

Information on the growth and numbers of Fedora Translators.

Maps

A variety of maps showing various statistics.

Bodhi Updates

Bodhi is the system that is responsible for publishing package updates to Fedora releases. It tracks various statistics and generates graphs under the 'Metrics' section of each release.

Charts

Some charts are available reflecting some of the information shown on this page. Up-to-date charts are available at the Fedora community portal.

Legacy Statistics

Older releases and years are on the Legacy statistics page.

Commands

Information on how these statistics are gathered is found here.