But the above is all talk (and party). What counts are the numbers – and they are big. To
just talk about the number of downloads via software.opensuse.org
we’ve almost doubled the numbers of downloads in the first 24
hours compared to our previous 11.3
! Well over 90.000 downloads from our website with another 12 thousand via
Bittorrent in one day is quite impressive.
Not perfectly accurate, but…
Since each mirror site uses different ways of measuring, we cannot give an 100% reliable
number of total downloads of openSUSE 11.4 but we can point out some numbers and give examples
from our more than 80 mirrors. The Hungary mirror at Integrity.hu
reported 220 GB distributed using http and
additionally 400 GB via torrents. The American mirror at temple.edu
had 460 GB on Thursday. The Swiss
distributed 1329 GB of data and the German
mirrors from rwth-aachen
distributed at peak time 5 gbit/sec and additionally 60
MB/sec of torrent data.
offers another great way of
getting a openSUSE 11.4 image – and well over 1000 people have already used this.
A total of 90844 requests for ISOs were reached via our download redirector at
download.opensuse.org during the first 24 hours, a nice bump compared to 49599 for openSUSE
11.3! Note that we can not count who accessed a mirror directly instead of using the
redirector on download.opensuse.org
there are more downloads than that. Moreover, we have been emphasizing the possibility of
upgrading openSUSE 11.3 over the web
instead of by downloading an ISO and these are not tracked either.
However, you’ll be able to find openSUSE 11.4 statistics soon on the Statistics
page. There we track how many
unique IP addresses regularly update from our servers – a reasonably reliable way of knowing
how many users we have. Of course those on a NAT or internal deployments as well as those who
don’t upgrade via our servers are not counted and those with a dynamic IP might be counted a
few times so take the numbers with a grain of salt as well.
Distribution and torrents
These are the number of downloads split over the different media:
- NonOss Addon CD BiArch: 3926
- 32-bit x86: 49845 (total)
- Net 2863
- DVD 28437
- GNOME-LiveCD 6127
- KDE-LiveCD 6997
- Addon-Lang 5421
- 64-bit x86-64: 37073 (total)
- Net 2102
- DVD 23746
- GNOME-LiveCD 2837
- KDE-LiveCD 5732
- Addon-Lang 2656
Our main distribution download page
usually gets 17000 visits a day, on the launch day we had 63000.
Torrents worked really well for this release thanks to the many seeders, several folks
reported that they could download torrents with the full capacity of their connection. The
largest number of seeders was for the x86-64 DVD with 1076 followed by 959 for the i586 DVD.
The tracker counted 12596 complete downloads via bittorrent during the first 24 hours,