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This page contains a variety of statistics about openSUSE's usage. They are generated entirely from the apache logs of download.opensuse.org; you can find user contributed data at smolts.org

In the following tables, a + marks a week not yet complete.

Unique IPs visiting updates (cumulative)
Week 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
#1 167237 136240 149984 105327
#2 312827 262843 277555 202014
#3 465301 400162 406021 300566
#4 628856 543512 552365 405839
#5 802305 692402 706120 503847
#6 972604 850565 860441 607421
#7 1156128 1024709 973083 730992
#8 1342101 1186045 1142045 857088
#9 1532268 1371166 1316346 988124
#10 1727868 1537795 1491204 1085170
#11 1922777 1728945 1672621 1242179
#12 2123327 1830126 1854394 1383418
#13 2329758 2021393 2041701 1520209
#14 2534078 2209670 2226811 1665530
#15 2735664 2396602 2416248 1812618
#16 2944925 2573036 2607367 1963671
#17 3127592 2745616 2797981 2115580
#18 3335739 2926398 2961853 2264645
#19 3549456 3105173 3146729 2417848
#20 3760188 3283455 3330128 2566803
#21 3971762 3458011 3508125 2719139
#22 4181908 3632372 3691144 2871728
#23 4391810 3800252 3871821 3021753
#24 4596616 3966528 4045774 3164128
#25 4795952 4141979 4226101 3315511
#26 4991951 4310679 4400559 3471121
#27 5150866 4477714 4573562 3581569
#28 5287470 4641871 4737759 3656159
#29 5426263 4804762 4904969 3818041
#30 5556605 4966554 5066398 3978297
#31 5681280 5128570 5228827 4138185
#32 5801084 5287318 5389036 4298641
#33 5915415 5444710 5544126 4455638
#34 6011218 5603883 5675800 4610132
#35 6116461 5760387 5817480 4738551
#36 6205440 5921854 5942817 4849653
#37 6303620 6085475 6057345 4939827
#38 6352253 6226210 6163413 5036415
#39 6444600 6274658 6264608 5103993
#40 6534225 6441716 6350547 5190196
#41 6621827 6584275 6434011 5271306
#42 6702475 6775753 6528990 5346612
#43 6779651 6918364 6619557 5425395
#44 6860592 7087823 6708040 5503574
#45 6939178 7233123 6770077 5578262
#46 7014481 7402755 6865394 5650775
#47 7088657 7565724 6947719 5712759
#48 7160499 7703046 7024628 5780736
#49 7230172 7825627 7103362 5848685
#50 7297162 7939334 7181898 5914576
#51 7365976 8045911 7259532 5978195
#52 7431885 8145392 7335443 6040222

The above table is comparable to how fedora counts its yum data. To see how a product is used towards the end of the life cycle, the per week snapshots are interesting too.

Unique IPs visiting updates (per week)
Week 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3
#1 167237 136240 149984 105327
#2 173480 146516 153735 115329
#3 186162 163789 159992 121583
#4 201590 175397 182025 131668
#5 214989 185330 193380 126245
#6 214845 199226 194530 131685
#7 231410 219642 146259 158357
#8 236549 209136 213058 163582
#9 243833 238023 224306 171343
#10 253209 216766 227856 135310
#11 255937 250497 237726 188300
#12 265285 143952 239812 187774
#13 274904 250441 248666 185034
#14 275131 253730 247533 195760
#15 274382 254115 254212 199374
#16 285596 243951 258836 205150
#17 255302 240286 260362 207340
#18 288875 252561 230981 205657
#19 297942 251786 256950 211000
#20 295793 250469 257047 208218
#21 299689 248454 250100 212787
#22 299600 248826 259400 213905
#23 301758 242838 258066 210190
#24 297005 241562 251138 195075
#25 291609 253590 259244 210190
#26 288919 247351 253180 221226
#27 239653 245994 251505 168114
#28 201720 241867 241461 117491
#29 209988 240042 245615 229108
#30 201270 240120 239728 229367
#31 193273 240420 241526 230618
#32 186257 237346 240076 232401
#33 178406 236673 233150 229425
#34 154249 239819 203517 226702
#35 166038 238007 215772 195572
#36 142306 246202 195253 169981
#37 156256 251294 177111 141908
#38 87385 223112 165585 148974
#39 146829 92324 158005 111291
#40 143801 255655 137841 133736
#41 140942 228271 132213 125776
#42 131862 261173 148734 119238
#43 126045 230751 142947 123713
#44 132086 263405 140494 122514
#45 128656 236333 105884 117338
#46 124258 265330 138167 113821
#47 122792 261242 131868 99995
#48 119242 228591 124808 106822
#49 116182 203940 127622 106571
#50 112028 190654 126395 103833
#51 114351 179661 124348 100508
#52 110460 169332 122152 98120

The tables so far are purely based on IPs visiting the download server. As many users use DSL connections with changing IPs, guessing the number of users from the numbers of IPs is basically impossible. So our updaters starting with 11.1 send a random cookie to the server, so the server does not count changing IPs. Based on this data we get more qualified statistics and shoot in direction of number of installations out there.

Number of cookies seen
Week 11.1 11.2 11.3
#1 71069 76255 53741
#2 112825 117850 85298
#3 151330 151882 112313
#4 188813 191756 138402
#5 225449 228316 161239
#6 262270 261761 186667
#7 304535 287793 212659
#8 344076 318852 238132
#9 384258 350511 263895
#10 420142 381425 281976
#11 458051 413020 311687
#12 480376 443795 336096
#13 519150 475452 359142
#14 553734 507036 383098
#15 586967 538469 406449
#16 617653 569262 430062
#17 646762 599723 453200
#18 675910 626895 475181
#19 703104 655038 497237
#20 729980 682132 517819
#21 755993 707956 538451
#22 782807 732908 558370
#23 807455 757185 578069
#24 831746 779826 597150
#25 857161 802560 616429
#26 881257 826535 637533
#27 904472 849995 652223
#28 926392 871420 667184
#29 948491 892187 690347
#30 971386 911963 712090
#31 993913 931230 733676
#32 1015749 950234 755035
#33 1037491 966951 774597
#34 1059549 981076 792355
#35 1080154 995862 802525
#36 1102648 1005123 810227
#37 1125718 1012753 816810
#38 1145504 1019401 823200
#39 1156714 1025597 827859
#40 1181457 1030657 833253
#41 1200908 1035975 837851
#42 1226862 1041384 842100
#43 1246192 1046366 846486
#44 1270464 1051316 850629
#45 1289693 1054596 854521
#46 1312546 1060339 858052
#47 1333477 1064949 861127
#48 1346058 1069227 864707
#49 1355540 1073475 867960
#50 1363461 1077772 870944
#51 1370595 1082003 873615
#52 1377080 1085939 876264

When downloading patches, the updater will also submit the installation method. This is very important for the openSUSE project to know as to know what installation method needs how much prerelease testing:

Distribution of installation method (Cookies seen)
Flavor 11.1 11.2 11.3
dvd 1157798 (88,4%) 1084307 (78,4%) 819274 (75,2%)
ftp 98129 (7,5%) 91428 (6,6%) 90073 (8,3%)
dvd-biarch 47132 (3,6%) 26893 (1,9%) 22529 (2,1%)
promodvd 5743 (0,4%) 102 (0,0%) 59 (0,0%)
dvd-promo 9 (0,0%) 88 (0,0%) 5287 (0,5%)
livecd-kde 704 (0,1%) 116103 (8,4%) 87345 (8,0%)
livecd-gnome 178 (0,0%) 64750 (4,7%) 64317 (5,9%)
=1309693 =1383671 =1088884

The gap to the total number of cookies is due to people not downloading patches. Similiarly the usage of the architectures is important for us:

Distribution of architecture
Architecture (11.3) Cookies seen Percentage
i586 560993 60,5%
x86_64 366522 39,5%
=927515

Other interesting statistics are the places where openSUSE is used most. Based on the cookies and the IP first seen for this cookie and using maxmind's GeoIPCity edition:

Top 10 Countries
Germany 1400072 26,2%
United States 729521 13,6%
Russian Federation 242880 4,5%
United Kingdom 178466 3,3%
Brazil 163323 3,1%
Italy 156998 2,9%
Spain 154637 2,9%
Poland 151654 2,8%
France 133525 2,5%
Netherlands 119545 2,2%
Top 10 Cities
Berlin,Germany 87083 1,6%
Moscow,Russian Federation 79137 1,5%
Hamburg,Germany 41897 0,8%
Madrid,Spain 38071 0,7%
Munich,Germany 37581 0,7%
Warsaw,Poland 34078 0,6%
Vienna,Austria 33752 0,6%
Beijing,China 33107 0,6%
London,United Kingdom 30660 0,6%
Budapest,Hungary 29713 0,6%

Last update on Thu Nov 3 09:33:47 CET 2011

Note about the Privacy

From time to time we collect data using a different approach. Instead of counting unique IPs, we are counting unique Zypper UUID signature to count installations (machines). This UUID string is an anonymous, but convenient, label that is create during the installation of openSUSE. There is no way to relate the user or the machine with this random string, but we can use it to have a more accurate view of the number of machines that are running openSUSE. You are completely free to remove this signature (or change it) from your machine. You only need to remove or edit this file:

/var/lib/zypp/AnonymousUniqueId

One important note: this anonymous unique id is not related in any possible way with users and is not used to track, but to count. So if the machine is used for more that a user, this ID is only counted once in out statistics, for example.