This page contains a variety of statistics about Fedora's usage. The Fedora Project believes that metrics are an important tool.
Who uses Fedora?
Lots of different people. Millions, in fact -- many millions! You can see some notable examples on the Overview page.
Fedora 18 (Spherical Cow)
Spherical Cow became udderly functional on 2013-01-15.
Current release connections
|Connections to yum|
|Week||Dates||New Unique IPs||Total Unique IPs||Total compared to Beefy Miracle|
|Week 1||2013-01-15 -- 2013-01-21||81,393||81,393||48%|
|Week 2||2013-01-22 -- 2013-01-28||71,740||153,133||61%|
|Week 3||2013-01-29 -- 2013-02-04||68.007||221,140||67%|
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||Fedora 18|
| TOTAL UNIQUE IPs: 45002723|
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.
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:
- Users who have dynamic IP addresses will likely be counted multiple times, which inflates the number by some amount.
- 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.
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 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.
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)||Constantine (F12)||Goddard (F13)||Laughlin (F14)|
|NOTE: these numbers seem incomplete and need to be checked against torrent records. --pfrields 11:35, 13 April 2011 (UTC)|
- 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).
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 Beefy Miracle|
|Week 1||2013-01-15 -- 2013-01-21||141,175||141,175||93%|
|Week 2||2013-01-21 -- 2013-01-28||84,321||225,406||93%|
|Week 3||2013-02-29 -- 2013-02-04||72,156||297,562||94%|
fedoraproject.org unique visitors
|November 2009||2,423,626 (all-time monthly high)|
Edits to Fedora wiki
|Fedora wiki edits|
|Period||Total edits||Edits from unique IPs|
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.
Information about the number of Fedora Ambassadors.
Information on the growth and numbers of Fedora Translators.
A variety of maps showing various statistics.
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.
Older releases and years are on the Legacy statistics page.
Information on how these statistics are gathered is found here.