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We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

But what percent of HughesNet Customers use it?  There seems to be a lot of us.  Probably a way higher percentage that this graph shows.  Folks who use HughesNet and stick with it are more likely to change over if for nothing else just to escape the Windows 10 virus and all the add ware and spying that comes with it. 
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Honorary Alumnus

Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

foxbrook,
Those numbers may change due to Microsoft's lack of quality control, forced Win10 updates, "telemetry" and few other recent changes by Microsoft.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

Those figures may end up changing a bit in the near future, though.  Microsoft really irked quite a few people, including some of their longtime customers, with windows 10, and W7 is going to be going by the wayside for most in the not very distant future.  It wouldn't surprise me in the least if that 2.02% started creeping up.  I actually expect it to.  As distributions are released they become more consumer friendly. 

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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

So lets consider a few things if this chart represents the majority of computer users. 

1. The HughesNet demographic is comprised of many rural, retired users. 
2. Many of these users would consider Linux to be in the "not user friendly" category, even if it isn't.
3. The majority of customers would first switch to a Mac or all tablet/mobile device network than use Linux. 

That would put the number of Linux users at a percentage of already small and condensed demographic base that is HughesNet customers. We're talking a percentage of 1mil+ extremely niche customers, not X-Company's 27million+.

It seems like a lot, but there are what, 5 or 6 active users in the community who use Linux?
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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

I have to differ with you sweetheart there are many many rural folks in my area switching to Mint most of them are Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 8/8.1 users.  They have older machines that Windows 10 will run but not very well and are on Metered Internet either Wireless, HughesNet, or Exede.  The rest or on DSL where available which out here has a download speed of 5 or 6 Mbps tops.  I don't know if you noticed but the majority of Linux users on the community are old retired folks like myself.  That theory don't work with our demographic.    
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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

I just can't see the "many" being as big as an impactful number as everyone thinks in this service. The majority of users in the community are retired users to begin with, we're just pulling a demo from a small group in an even smaller group in a smaller group.. I believe the thinking is, why hire more people to develop an entire tool to be updated once a year for such a small amount of users with alternative ways of checking it? How many of the 1mil users on Hughes are Linux users? I can ask to see if we have recent data.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

There are precisely 47,326 Hughesnet users out there who use Linux.  LOL.  I deduced that by putting my Carnac the Magnificent hat on.   

There aren't many now.  I'm sure we'll see what happens after Windows 7 extended support is over.  That's when we'll really start to see if the few changes to more, I'm sure.  For now Linux users can just use the SCC.    


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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

Hey Gabe

I don't care the the thing myself it just seems a shame that certain customers are ignored due their choice of OS they use.  If you can use Python (Can be downloaded in the software manager.) you can write your own version of the meter.  If you don't know the language it is easy to learn gives you something to do while keeping the mind sharp as well.
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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

When more novice users find that they will have to pay ... Geek Squad ... or whomever to recover their OS because of another troublesome update or Win10 removes some needed installed software all on its own ... people will look for alternatives.

When more Hughesnet users find that Win10 is eating their data allotment due to limited or no control ... they will look for alternatives.

I loaded Mint 17.3 on my laptop, once installed it only took 285 MB to bring a months old download up to date.
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Re: We need a Linux version of the Downloas Status Meter !

My son tried Linux Mint and a few other distro's on his laptop. He spent about 3 months with it and then switched back to Win10. Too much aggravation, last straw was one day when he booted up his machine and the mouse wouldn't work. Yes there was a fix online but that was just one of many problems he had.

What percentage of non-techie Hughesnet customers are going to have the same experience? Linux is not some ultra-reliable stable OS that don't have problems. It suffers from the same problem of too may hardware configurations that Windows does.