Are there any official counters which keep a track on the number of downloads of a particular Ubuntu version across different derivatives? If there are no official counters, is there any source which would help me make a reliable estimate about the number of downloads?

I need this information for my project, specifically for Ubuntu 13.10.

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    Statistics are outside the scope of the site and are classified as off-topic. – Braiam Jan 14 '14 at 2:52
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    You may want to ask this on the Ubuntu Forum or Ubuntu Discourse its off topic here but not on those sites. – Warren Hill Jan 14 '14 at 16:45
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    I've reopened this because. But seriously, if it's about Ubuntu and it's not a bug report or a feature request, it's probably on-topic here. – Oli Jan 14 '14 at 17:18
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    Statistics is a problem with most free-to-distribute projects. Since you don't have any selling numbers you often have no numbers at all. – MadMike Jan 16 '14 at 13:17

Ubuntu does not count how many users downloads it. Since Ubuntu does not require registrations and because there are so many non-official mirrors, there is simply no way to count how many times it is downloaded (let alone installed).

According to some assumptions there are ~20 million Ubuntu users worldwide. Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, announced that Canonical's goal is to get 200 million Ubuntu users by 2015.

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