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It Doesn't Look Like Ubuntu Reached Its Goal Of 200 Million Users This Year

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Four years ago at UDS Budapest was a lofty goal laid out by Mark Shuttleworth: 200 million users in four years.

We're just days away from closing out 2015 and it doesn't look like Ubuntu has come close to reaching that goal. Canonical isn't too forward about accurate Ubuntu user counts, but most indications these days are that Ubuntu installations -- both desktops and servers -- are in the tens of millions. I haven't seen any reports of Ubuntu server/desktop installations being north of 100 million let alone 200 million.

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