This page contains a variety of statistics about Fedora's usage. The Fedora Project believes that metrics are an important tool.
Who uses Fedora?
Lots of different people. Millions, in fact -- many millions! You can see some notable examples on the Overview page.
Update Server Data
Total repository connections
Accuracy of metrics
The numbers above, for yum, represent unique IP addresses that reach our update server, not simply downloads. We believe it is reasonable to equate a "new IP address checking in" with "a new installation of Fedora", with the following caveats:
- Users who have dynamic IP addresses will likely be counted multiple times, which inflates the number by some amount.
- Users who are behind NAT or corporate proxies will not be counted at all.
The anecdotal evidence that we receive from different groups, companies, and organizations suggests that group (2) is significantly larger than group (1). As such, we believe that the true numbers in the field are higher than the numbers on this page.
Older releases and years are on the Legacy statistics page.
Information on how these statistics are gathered is found here.