One glaring omission from this communication was that the our
free-version-os-installer is in high demand, but we are unable to
provide the necessary bandwidth. Common search terms are OS, iso, CD,
etc. In a typical month the iso image is accessed thousands of times,
but we are apparently only able to provide sufficient bandwidth to
satisfy about 100 downloads per month. Users are clearly looking for a
way to get this disc that doesn't take hours to download. At this time
we can only recommend our web store as an alternative source.
On 23 Mar, To: gnu-darwin-distribution@... wrote:
> Just a quick note. We have a couple of months of statistics on
> opendarwin-6.6.1fv.x86.iso.gz downloads. The numbers are in good
> agreement with our past usership estimates, which is a nice validation.
> It also means that we continue to add new users.
> There is a 1% rule. Roughly 1% of Apple users can be classified as
> Unix-savvy or wannabes, and nearly all of them have visited the
> GNU-Darwin website. Of those, about 1% go as far as installing
> GNU-Darwin software or buying from the webstore. We have been adding
> about 100 users per month for a good long time. I haven't given much
> thought to attrition though ;-}. Software freedom is making slow but
> steady progress.
> It is a sad fact that our resources are quite limited, so that we cannot
> fix our file service or add substantially to what is available from our
> web server. This means that we will be continuing our transition to
> distribution via hard media, such as CDR and DVD-R, which also provides
> a small stream of revenue for development.
> All comments and suggestions welcome, and pass along this info as you
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