The Linux Counter

The counter is moving!
We hope to be online on a new and faster machine by Friday.
Until then, registration is impossible; stats are still available.
At Fri Oct 15 06:20:03 1999 GMT, there are
users registered
machines registered

My guess at the number of Linux users:
Eleven million
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your machine!
your info!


Quick links: This site mentioned in: See also the Press References List.

Here you can get yourself and your computer counted among the Linux users. By filling out the Web form below, you can help give the world an idea of where and how much Linux is used.

There's a Portugese version of this page out there, maintained by Carlos Magno F. Silva <>

There exist some more specialized counters, like the Linux/68k page that focuses on the Motorola 680x0 ports of Linux (Amigas and Ataris).

The most interesting recent one is the IOS++ Counter, an attempt to classify Web, FTP and News servers by their operating system using QUESO to determine the OS running.
Another is the OS Counter, which is "dedicated to finding out who runs what, where, and how much they like it" - in May 1999, it showed Amiga as the most used OS.

This is, however, the one that lets all kinds of Linux users register themselves, and only focuses on Linux.
The current counts are listed here.
Have fun with it and thanks for registering,

There is a "linux-counter-interest" mailing list. Send mail to with "subscribe" in the BODY of the message to subscribe.

Harald Tveit Alvestrand

Registration forms

Register yourself as Linux user

Register one or more of your machines

Register one or more of your Linux-using friends

Register a Linux User Group

Change information that you have previously entered

Counter statistics

The following reports are available from the Linux Counter:

Text format: Other people's reports: The reports are updated twice a day; thus, you can't expect to see your own name the minute you register. Wait for the day after!

You can have some reports sent to you

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(Believe it or not, there's an RSAC rating on this Web site... I got it just for fun!)
Harald T. Alvestrand <>