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Fedora Core 6 reaches the 1 million mark in just 74 days

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A mere 74 days after its release, Fedora Core 6 (Zod) has been downloaded over 1 million times, according to the project's leader. That works out to approximately nine downloads per minute for more than 10 weeks straight.

The Fedora team uses Cacti, an open source data-collection and graphing tool, to track and compute the metrics associated with the release's downloads. Cactus tracks the number of unique IP addresses that check in via yum for updates, rather than simply tracking the number of times FC6 was downloaded. According to comments made on the fedora-announce mailing list by Fedora Project Leader Max Spevack, "This metric is much more useful than tracking downloads, because it demonstrates actual 'installed instances' of FC6 that are making a connection back to our servers in search of updated software."

Currently, Cactus manages data only for the Core package and does not track downloads for Fedora Extras or individual packages. Spevack says discussions will be held prior to the release of Fedora 7 and decisions will be made at that time about what additional data will be tracked in future releases.

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