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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 8858 from 2003/5/22
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    >>>> There's no way we can know the number of users. Not even the MorphOS team can.

    >>> Sure. I own 3 licenses (Pegasos 2, Efika, PowerBook) and I am a single user.
    >>> I guess I'm not the only one.

    >> I don't understand.

    > I just tell that I agree with you and that this counter has no relation with the users.

    Ah okay. Sorry for misreading. I thought you meant "sure" as "sure we can".
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2301 from 2006/3/21
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    >>>> There's no way we can know the number of users. Not even the MorphOS team can.

    >>> Sure. I own 3 licenses (Pegasos 2, Efika, PowerBook) and I am a single user.
    >>> I guess I'm not the only one.

    >> I don't understand.

    > I just tell that I agree with you and that this counter has no relation with the users.

    Ah okay. Sorry for misreading. I thought you meant "sure" as "sure we can".


    I don't really want to argue this topic, because I don't care how many exact users we have, but, I do believe that if the MorphOS Dev. Team wanted to know (maybe they already do this), they could keep a database of individual registered users, and list which compatible computers they have registered. The only inaccuracies that I can think of happening from this imagined database would be from MorphOS computers that stop working, or stop being used to run MorphOS, and the owners fail to ask for a replacement registration for another compatible computer, and for the few registered MorphOS computers that are sold to different users, who do not request that the name on the registration be changed, but continue to run MorphOS on such systems.

    Over all, I think the MorphOS Dev. Team could, or already does, know approximately how many MorphOS users there are, if they care to know.
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    OlafSch
    Posts: 153 from 2011/11/16
    here is a statement from geit about the value of the counter:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=14&topic_id=5875&viewmode=flat&sortorder=0&start=375



    [ Editiert durch OlafSch 17.03.2017 - 14:18 ]
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2301 from 2006/3/21
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    OlafSch wrote:
    here is a statement from geit about the value of the counter:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=14&topic_id=5875&viewmode=flat&sortorder=0&start=375



    [ Editiert durch OlafSch 17.03.2017 - 14:18 ]


    That statement from geit confirms that the number the community is using to track the number of MorphOS registrations, has little to do with the actual number of active MorphOS computers in use, or the number of actual MorphOS users, but it does not confirm or deny that the MorphOS Dev. Team uses any other means to keep track of how many users there are, or which users are using which hardware.

    As I said, I no longer care to know exactly how many MorphOS users there are in our community (though, out of curiosity, of course I would like to know the number). My last message was just to point out that the MorphOS Dev. Team "Could" know the number of users, "IF" they wanted to track that number, using the method I described, or some other method, and that such method would be fairly accurate. Most, or maybe ALL MorphOS Dev. Team members, probably don't care to know exactly how many MorphOS users there are, but they might know a pretty good estimated number, if any of them have discussed the topic, with, or without even trying to track such number.
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