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[News] Estimation of Number of New GNU/Linux Users

  • Subject: [News] Estimation of Number of New GNU/Linux Users
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:46:05 +0000
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Distrowatch.com Stats

,----[ Quote ]
| If a newbie reads about 5 distros before 
| choosing one, that could mean that 7000 
| newbies switched to GNU/Linux each day for 
| the last year. Thatâs 2.5 million converts in 
| a year. These are mostly geeks, of course. 
| Ordinary folk just take their software pre-
| installed. Assuming there are 20 ordinary 
| folk adopting GNU/Linux per geek, that is 50 
| million converts. Of course geeks might lead 
| a few to GNU/Linux or they might help them 
| buy a PC pre-loaded with GNU/Linux.
| The world is becoming a better place, one convert at a time.


The Last Act of Courage...

,----[ Quote ]
| Bruno spent years teaching thousands of 
| people how to use Linux.  Brunolinux is a 
| website devoted to do just that and the 
| lion's share of my knowledge of Linux grew 
| from that tree.  From bash scripting to my 
| feeble attempts at learning C...



The World Is Mourning The Loss Of Bruno Knaapen â Linux Advocate

,----[ Quote ]
| I knew little about the man called Bruno. I
| knew he was a Linux advocate and he knew Linux
| inside out. He was patient with those who were
| trying to learn the OS and he always had the
| answer to any question that was posted in the
| forum. Looking over in the Scotâs Newsletter
| Forum, All Things Linux, Bruno has posted over
| 37,000 replies to questions or information for
| Linux users. He also had an excellent site
| called Tips For Linux Users in which he posted
| everything you needed to know about Linux.


Dearest Friends, Students, Admirers of Bruno Knaapen...

,----[ Quote ]
| In Amsterdam, where Bruno lives, they have the
| option of "dignified death" (euthanasia by
| choice). Bruno has reached that point. He will
| be surrounded by his family as he takes his
| final journey beyond this existence. The time
| is set for this Saturday morning (Amsterdam
| time).


The Bruno Knaapen Technology Learning Center is Established

,----[ Quote ]
| It was just a short time ago that Scot Finnie
| announced a long-time Linux Advocate had
| fallen terribly Ill.  His name is Bruno
| Knaapen and he is the author and maintainer
| of Brunolinux.com.  We wrote about Bruno at
| Blog of helios and told you that we planned
| to dedicate a technology learning center to
| him.  I began speaking with different people
| about various possibilities and locations for
| the center.  It became obvious after a short
| time that we were not going to be able to
| find a suitable place any time soon.


Monument for Bruno

,----[ Quote ]
| We're losing a friend.
| Last week, I was notified that a long-time
| Linux Advocate is dying.
| His name is Bruno Knaapen and he has brain
| cancer.

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