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Most Downloads last week originated from

United States
16
28%
Austria
2
3%
Morocco
7
12%
India
18
31%
Germany
15
26%
 
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Top Downloading Country

Postby Torsten » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:17 am

What do you think is the country with the most downloads of FlightGear last week?
Please vote first before clicking the surprising answer.

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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby ludomotico » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:36 am

Coincedentally, I'm in that country at the moment and taking notes to have some of their airports modeled as soon as possible.

So, do not discard completely the possibility that local authorities are checking whytf is that foreigner taking so many photos at the airport.
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Johan G » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:44 pm

Hmm, that was unexpected. :o

Makes me consider reevaluating my knowledge of the country in question.

It kind of reminds me about lessons learned from Hans Rosling's excellent TED Talk on the 'old worlds' misconceptions about, well, pretty much the rest of the world.
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby sanhozay » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:18 pm

Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt all in the top 10. There must be a connection.
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Johan G » Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:37 am

For Morocco one may wonder... ;) :lol:
ludomotico wrote in Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:23 pm:I will be in Morocco for some additional days. Lucky me for having this amazing country so close to my house!
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Pakistan-1 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:08 am

Maybe their government uses FG for Training
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Catalanoic » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:10 pm

ludomotico wrote in Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:36 am:I'm in that country at the moment and taking notes to have some of their airports modeled as soon as possible.
Your work is awesome!
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Mohamed » Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:23 pm

Pakistan-1 wrote in Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:08 am:Maybe their government uses FG for Training

no our governement don't use FG for trainning
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby vnts » Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:15 am

sanhozay wrote in Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:18 pm:Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt all in the top 10. There must be a connection.

98% of Morroco's downloads were for Windows. It seems there was a week or two worth of extra downloads last week or two [1].

Sourceforge stats for approx the week before that, Aug 17 - Aug 24: link

Morroco was 45th

Possibly(?)
- There was some tv, internet media, or social media coverage in a middleastern language which wasn't followed by linux/mac users - or is it that only Windows is popular there?
- The followers of that youtuber who were still motivated to checkout flightgear - despite that youtuber /vastly/ underplaying Flightgear - were disproportionately from those countries. Almost all of his followers could be expected to use windows (?). Is fast internet required for the new sim by Microsoft a problem in these countries and didn't distract them on release?, or are the prices of commercial sims too high in there?

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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby montagdude » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:57 pm

ludomotico wrote in Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:36 am:Coincedentally, I'm in that country at the moment and taking notes to have some of their airports modeled as soon as possible.

So, do not discard completely the possibility that local authorities are checking whytf is that foreigner taking so many photos at the airport.

Alright, fess up, did you download FlightGear 682 times from your hotel room? :lol:
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Mohamed » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:19 pm

no he downloaded flightgear 679 times only because i'm from morocco and i downloaded it 3 times because it's an awesome flight sim
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby erik » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:42 am

Was there any reason for the sudden increase in downloads from Morocco that you are aware of?

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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Mohamed » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:30 pm

i'm sorry but i don't know
I've never met an aviation enthousiast living in morocco
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby Maerchenprinz » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:03 pm

Mohamed wrote in Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:30 pm:I've never met an aviation enthousiast living in morocco

Hey Mohamed,
have a look in the mirror, et voilà! :)
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Re: Top Downloading Country

Postby erik » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:12 am

Mohamed wrote in Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:30 pm:i'm sorry but i don't know
I've never met an aviation enthousiast living in morocco

Apparently there are more than you would have thought then.

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