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comment How much freeware is downloaded by an average user?
At the moment, it seems to be the best figures I can get, but thanks for pointing out some uncertainty factors I had not yet thought about.
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comment How much freeware is downloaded by an average user?
Excellent! Now I have a statistic from one user, so now there are only 399.999.999 users left to get such data from. Are you up for the challenge?
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comment How much freeware is downloaded by an average user?
@Anna Lear. Point taken. I have modified the question drastically now. I am sure there are statistics about this. If you can just reopen the question, the community can help me find it.
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comment How much freeware is downloaded by an average user?
It is very relevant if you consider whether to create freeware or not. If the answer to this question was that the average computer has 0.0001 freeware installed then it is probably not a good idea to develop something and release it as freeware. If the answer is 20 freeware, then this means that there is such a huge number of users, which uses freeware (compared for example to software) that it might pay off to release something as freeware and possibly live off the support or consuling.
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comment How much freeware is downloaded by an average user?
I do not see how this queston is different from this upvoted question.
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comment How much freeware is downloaded by an average user?
This is not an answer. The question is my real question. It is called market research and is a science based on estimation and incomplete information. You can define freeware according to what you have data for or you can ask me a question like S.Lott did. Program usage is not autmatically tracked, but there are certainly surveys covering the field. I am looking for the average user/average computer however that is defined by the people making the surveys.
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