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Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:50 pm
by Fght
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Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:07 pm
by mahjongg

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:17 pm
by joan
The people at Raspbian may be in a better position to know. If they have access to mirror logs (a big if) they could see regional variations by IP address.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:25 pm
by Heater
What a bizarre question.

Do people in Mongolia actually use Raspberry Pi?

What about Latvia?

I don't get the idea of the question.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:45 pm
by mikerr
Rastrack.co.uk shows more than a few:


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Note rastrack, good though it is, only shows 85,000 pi or so ( 1% of pi - 5+ million have sold...)

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 12:56 pm
by ThomasS
mikerr wrote: Note rastrack, good though it is, only shows 85,000 pi or so ( 1% of pi - 5+ million have sold...)
Yes, but I would suspect that not many would be connected to the internet and of those few would be registered with Rastrack.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:29 pm
by Heater
Cool. Rastrack shows 7 Pi in Mongolia and a bunch in Latvia.

Still don't get the idea of the question.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 3:54 pm
by Joe Schmoe
Heater wrote:Cool. Rastrack shows 7 Pi in Mongolia and a bunch in Latvia.

Still don't get the idea of the question.
Isn't this just like in all the Windows threads in this forum?
(If you don't get it, don't bitch; don't complain. Just walk on by...)

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:03 pm
by Heater
No, it's not like any other threads on this forum.

I am not bitching or complaining. Just genuinely curious about the motivation behind the question.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 4:08 pm
by java
Well, I also don't understand what difference or significance it has, whether any RPi's are used in Africa. - BUT - I live in Africa, and am aware of numerous people using RPi's. I am currently running a RPi model B as a nzb and torrent downloader as well as a small web server. I also have an RPi 2 B, which I am waiting to receive, which I intend making into an audio server/player.

So yes, there are people in Africa who use RPi's - we appreciate computers, that use very little power, as much as anybody else, if not more so.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 6:11 pm
by plugwash
We do see some traffic from africa going through the mirror redirection system but it's a tiny fraction of the total. Whether that is because there are less pis in africa, because people don't update them as much or because people use a manually selected local mirror (unfortunately the only mirror we have in africa didn't respond to requests for permission to add them to the mirror redirection system) I don't know.

Some stats from a recent 24 hour period on average bandwidth redirected by the mirror redirection system.

totals total-153Mbps -:--70Mbps NA:US-20.2Mbps EU:DE-15.5Mbps EU:FR-6.28Mbps EU:GB-5.99Mbps AS:CN-3.66Mbps EU:NL-2.56Mbps AS:JP-2.51Mbps EU:ES-2.09Mbps EU:IT-1.63Mbps NA:CA-1.53Mbps other-21.5Mbps
region totals total-153Mbps --70Mbps NA-22.5Mbps EU-45.7Mbps AS-11.1Mbps OC-1.63Mbps SA-1.92Mbps AF-574Kbps ---13.1Kbps

Note: in the totals line the "-:--70Mbps" entry represents traffic that hit non-redirectable directories (the package lists are non-redirectable on our current mirror redirection setup), the "other" entry represents "countries" that have a traffic level below 1% of the total. In the region totals line the "--70Mbps" entry represents traffic that hit non-redirectable directories, the ---13.1Kbps entry represents traffic whose source could not be geolocated.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 6:41 pm
by joan
plugwash wrote: ..
totals total-153Mbps -:--70Mbps NA:US-20.2Mbps EU:DE-15.5Mbps EU:FR-6.28Mbps EU:GB-5.99Mbps AS:CN-3.66Mbps EU:NL-2.56Mbps AS:JP-2.51Mbps EU:ES-2.09Mbps EU:IT-1.63Mbps NA:CA-1.53Mbps other-21.5Mbps
region totals total-153Mbps --70Mbps NA-22.5Mbps EU-45.7Mbps AS-11.1Mbps OC-1.63Mbps SA-1.92Mbps AF-574Kbps ---13.1Kbps
...
OC Oceania?
SA South Africa?
AF Africa?

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 9:10 pm
by Bruny
joan wrote: OC Oceania?
SA South Africa?
AF Africa?
or America?

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 9:15 pm
by joan
Bruny wrote:
joan wrote: OC Oceania?
SA South Africa?
AF Africa?
or America?
I'd now guess SA is probably South America.

Re: Do people in Africa actually using Raspberry Pi?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 9:34 pm
by plugwash
The regions are

NA: north america
EU: europe
AS: asia
OC: Oceania
SA: south america
AF: africa