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 1994 Interview with Linus, the Author of Linux

"What is your "best guess" of the number of machines runing Linux worldwide today and what would you base an estimate on.
Linus: I actually have no good idea at all: I haven't really followed either the CD-ROM sales or any ftp statistics, so it's rather hard to say. I guesstimate a user base of about 50,000 active users: that may be way off-base, but it doesn't sound too unlikely. ... and I saw a number like 10,000 CD-ROMs sold somewhere. (Today Linux Counter's current estimate is 18 million. Congrats Linus and thank you)"


 (Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 16, 2004 )


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