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Re: How Many Emacs Users?

From: Kin Cho
Subject: Re: How Many Emacs Users?
Date: 21 Feb 2004 16:53:28 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Based on my own experience, I'd say less than 10% of the unix users
use emacs.


Pascal Bourguignon <address@hidden> writes:

> Tim McNamara <address@hidden> writes:
> > David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
> > 
> > > Brad Collins <address@hidden> writes:
> > >
> > >> I'm writing a investment proposal and it would be helpful to
> > >> include the number of Emacs users (Xemacs etc) are out there.
> > >> 
> > >> Are we talking in the tens, hundreds, a million or more?
> > 
> > How would there be any way to know, unless GNU or FSF keep download
> > statistics?  And even that woul dnot be reliable, given that there are
> > many precompiled binary distributions that GNU/FSF now nothing about.
> > There's no sales receipts for Emacs...
> About  half the  unix  users, I'd  say.   The other  half (minus  some
> epsilon) would be  vi users.  Well, remove MacOSX  users from the unix
> user count...
> Between 2 and 4 million I'd say.
> -- 
> __Pascal_Bourguignon__           
> There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he doesn't
> want merely because you think it would be good for him.--Robert Heinlein

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