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.
I'm sort of almost kind of working on a status meter type thingyLol, hey better than I could do. Not a bad basic meter IMO. Some folks may not want to use WINE for whatever reason.