[Mageia-dev] What do you think about create a Mageia Welcome Center?

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Oct 8 21:32:34 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-08 15:04, Tux99 a écrit :
> Quote: Florian Hubold wrote on Fri, 08 October 2010 15:46
>> What would be interesting is to count the mageia installations. Create
>> a GUID for every system at install time, and then later on when
>> internet
>> is available, count the machine via this GUID.
>> WDYT?
> No way, that's way to Orwellian, it would give Mageia a really bad
> reputation.
> A rough count of installs can be done by counting the number of unique IPs
> accessing the updates, of course this won't be precise (proxies, etc) but
> it should give a rough estimate, there is no need for precise numbers.

I agree, in this case a rough count is good enough.

We all remember the Intel ID system where you could be identified at 
chip level through the BIOS. Scary business. A distro could have denied 
you installation just based on your chip ID.


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