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Download stats?


#1

I have been doing a lot of reading on Whonix. I must say it sound quite nice. But I was trying to get a vague idea of whonix’s userbase size and could not find any info. The Tails devs put out download numbers in their monthly reports. Is there anything like this for whonix?


#2

We don’t have anything like that, but I agree it would be interesting to get some statistics.

However, it is difficult to have statistics without being overly invasive. It is made doubly difficult because our downloads are served by mirrors provided by volunteers. I suppose we could have a simple counting script in front of those download links. Nothing as of yet, but I’ll look into an easy / non-invasive way to get some basic statistics.


#3

If we had download statistics, we had download numbers, we still wouldn’t know how many users we got. Had some clue if Whonix is getting more popular, though.

There are some more data points. But nothing conclusively. However, for your curiosity I just now updated this wiki page:


#4

Whonix is becoming the go to solution for people who need protection. Latest high profile situation I saw it used was in the Gamma International hack.


#5

[quote=“Patrick, post:3, topic:497”]If we had download statistics, we had download numbers, we still wouldn’t know how many users we got. Had some clue if Whonix is getting more popular, though.

There are some more data points. But nothing conclusively. However, for your curiosity I just now updated this wiki page:
https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Dev/Download_Statistics[/quote]
Ah ha I just now saw this post. Thank you!