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3 Distinct Statistics: Page Hits, Downloads and Users

Recently, it seems, there has been incessant coverage of the various "leading" Linux distributions and their download/user statistics.

Matthew Aslett astutely reminds us of the difference between page visits on a website and downloads, and even users for that matter.

Although I have always found his coverage to be very even-headed and fair, Aslett also implies that Novell had nothing to do with Princess Diana's death, a fact I am not willing to concede just yet. I suppose on that issue, we will just have to agree to disagree ;^ ).

I am glad that this clarification has been pointed out, although I have never been a fan of statistics as an argument, preferring instead to rely on impartial surveys.

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