Fyi, the NEW
Linux counter isn't all new at all, Alex took over the custodianship of the project from +Harald Tveit Alvestrand
, the original founder of the project at http://counter.li.org
, and so although it still has the original database of all the users from way back in the day, it's a completely automated system now with hosted machine scripts and signups.... no more waiting on coordinating with country managers to coordinate with.
I submitted a bug report abit a year or two ago, and Harald fixed it so that the old URL forwarded to the new site, since its so heavily indexed and included at http://archive.org
too, but the old link to the main site appears to be broken again with 404 errors.
It would be nice if he could just set a redirect to anything in that domain to go to http://linuxcounter.org
again, for the sake of posterity and historic reasons. Hint hint ;)
It's a good thing, shows your ubergeekdom, and tracks your machines too if you like.
I urge everyone who hasn't done so before to sign up, and if you had a Linux counter number before, they can look that up too (use the bugtrac) and get that cert back for you :)
All the best!