The hardware data collection tool Smolt passed the 200.000 mark.
Smolt, the distribution independent hardware data collection tool reached another mile stone: it passed the 200.000 entries mark. Almost all machines are still Fedora machines by now since other distributions haven’t picked up the tool – yet. Fedora 8 has until now less than 8k entries and the release didn’t seem to leave a step or spike in the data collection which means that Fedora has a constantly growing user base quite independent from distribution releases. At the same time more and more entries can be found in the Hardware Wiki which has been introduced a month ago.
While the new mile stone is important and good news the the real push for Smolt is still missing: at the moment no other larger distribution besides Fedora has started using Smolt by default. But that could change in the future since the Smolt team is already providing prepackaged clients for other distributions and discusses with them the inclusion by default.
A last word about the current hardware statistics themselves: it looks like that there are more and more Dual Core machines out there. The number of Single Core machines is shrinking day by day and will soon pass the 50% mark. At the same time the number of VMWare installations stays roughly constant with a few less than 10%.