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[Gcl-devel] RE: [Axiom-developer] Axiom for Windows and TeXmacs

From: Page, Bill
Subject: [Gcl-devel] RE: [Axiom-developer] Axiom for Windows and TeXmacs
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 21:33:47 -0500


Tim, I think you have to "get out more"... :) One sees
exactly the same thing with Maxima. There are apparently
many more Windows users than Linux users. And sales of Maple
and Mathematica are also greatly dominated by Windows.

I think your question though: "who are these people" is a
good one. I would really like to know too. Unfortunately
it seems that in spite of all the systems that we have in
place to facilitate two-way communications over the web and
via email, the ratio of people who visit (and download) to
those who stop and talk is remarkably small. I used to think
that the ratio was at least 100:1 but lately the evidence
that I have from the Axiom project (and several other similar
things in which I am involved) is that it must be more like

Therefore, it seems to me that in order to find more people
interested in actively participating in Axiom development
we really have no choice but to push ahead with increasing
our exposure. Frankly a few hundred people subscribed to
axiom-developer is just not enough.

BTW, I would not be too surprized if the number of downloads
of the Windows version continued at this rate for a while

Bill Page.

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> >I think that it is interesting to see from the MathAction
> >web stats that in just 5 days, the new Windows version of
> >Axiom has already by downloaded more that 125 times!
> who are these people?! :-). Frankly, i'm amazed.
> t

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