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Are Fedora iso download statistics available?

asked 2019-01-04 10:12:53 -0600

darakus gravatar image

I recently saw a comment in a forum that suggested the minimal net install was the most popular way to install fedora and that users avoid the workstation iso because it defaults to gnome 3. I was curious if this claim was true and did some searches to see if I could look at download statistics for the various iso flavors.

I could not find the stats published anywhere. Is this because of technical difficulties with using mirrors? Are such statistics available anywhere?

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The Fedora project do have some approximate installation count and package download statistics through the mirror selector redirect service, but they’ve opted not to make these statistics public. I’ve argued that Fedora would benefit from some software install usage reporting but response to that was almost universally negative.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2019-01-05 09:03:39 -0600 )edit

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answered 2019-01-04 10:37:08 -0600

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updated 2019-01-04 11:05:29 -0600

No there are no Statistics. See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Statis... for an outdated discussion.

I doubt the minimal install iso is the most popular, if people dont want gnome, use a spin. Kde, xfce, and many options exist.

See https://spins.fedoraproject.org and https://labs.fedoraproject.org

In addition, the community maintains updated live install media so really there is no way to currently track downloads , installs, or users of fedora

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answered 2019-01-05 09:00:48 -0600

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You can get some sort of statistics by querying DHT for the Fedora’s ISO images’ BitTorrent content hash. This will tell you how many people are seeding (have recently downloaded) or are downloading Fedora at this moment in time.

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