> It think that statements on the homepage and on the "why Debian?" pages > like "Debian comes with over 37500 different pieces of software." are a > bit misleading since newcomers will most likely interpret this as the > number of software projects that are packaged within Debian. Counting > the binary/non-source packages inflates the package count with > debug/header/documentation packages. > > I think it would be more appropriate to put up a count of source > packages. For example, in the Debian Administrator's handbook, there is > the statement "Furthermore, with more than 17,300 source packages, the > available software can meet almost any need that one could have, whether > at home or in the enterprise" . To be honest, I don't think that it will affect the potential user's decision much whether it says 37500 or 17300.
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