BBC overlooks 97000 Linux users

The BBC has apologized for dramatically underestimating the number of open source users who visit its site.

Ashley Highfield, director of BBC Future Media and Technology, said in an interview last week that the vast majority of the BBC websites 17.1 million visitors are Windows users.

Open source users account for just 400 to 600 visits, based on the figures used for the report.

Highfield has now apologized for the error and has admitted that the real figure is much higher.

"The BBC uses a range of systems to calculate user levels, and the reporting system used to provide the numbers I quoted gave the lowest number," he said.

"This is the system we use the most widely, and I have asked for a thorough check to see whether it is correctly picking up all Linux users."

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