VLC Media Player – A Free and Open Source Media player software has crossed 1 Billion downloads from their official server according to the statistics released by VideoLAN Organization. These statistics of number of downloads are based only on the downloads for Windows and Mac users and not including GNU/Linux download -> mentioned in their page.
Reason for Not including the count from GNU/Linux users:-
The reason for not including GNU/Linux download count is that every GNU/Linux Operating System uses the repository to distribute the Software for the users and due to which they are not able to keep track of the downloads made by GNU/Linux users. If included, it would have crossed more than that.
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