The Linux Counter is an attempt to provide a lower bound on the number
of people that are using Linux. Due to Linux being freely available, it
is hard to estimate the size of the Linux community. The aim of the Linux
counter is to encourage Linux users to voluntarily register themselves
so that we can begin to estimate the size of the community. The counter
is run by Harald Tveit Alvestrand in Norway.
Why do we need to estimate the size of the community? Providing solid
figures on the size of the community helps convince third-party software
developers of the growing market for Linux software products. By
registering, you're indirectly helping the rest of the community. One
more Linux user added to the counter means we can raise that minimum
number of Linux users by one more and the more Linux users there are
throughout the world, the better are our chances of seeing more software
products and services available for Linux.
So how do I register?
There are three ways you can register. You can:
For more information:
- Register yourself as a Linux
- Register one or more of your Linux
- Register one or more of your Linux-using
option is presented for people using Linux who do not have Internet access
and hence can register themselves.
- Register a Linux
Thanks for registering.
Questions or comments about this service?
Last modified February 4, 1996. Maintained by