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Postby manishk on Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:05 pm

How does distrowatch rank the distros?? I mean, what are the criteria??
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:30 pm

manishk wrote:How does distrowatch rank the distros?? I mean, what are the criteria??

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20070111043418436
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Postby clem on Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:06 pm

distrowatch is a great measurement tool though. Another one is Google Trends (http://www.google.com/trends) the first one measures the popularity of each distribution's distrowatch page on the distrowatch.com website... (and nerds do go to that website a lot), the latter measures the amount of searches made on the distributions by people using google (and people do use google a lot).

At the moment Linux Mint is not yet very well known by the public. There has been very good feedback on it though and I can see it growing in popularity everyday. It's more an underground (word of mouth) growth though than a trend.. in fact the media still consider us a non-event and we do not get much media coverage.

We're #23 on distrowatch and that probably reflects where we really are at the moment.

It's a nice and comfortable position though. Our community is already quite important and we don't have the pressure big distributions have. You can appreciate how fast we're improving things and how easy it is for me to get feedback and talk to people on the forums. When Bianca gets released there's a possibility we catch more attention and if the media start focusing on us then things will change a lot, so we'll have to adapt to that as well.

Ah.. well, we'll see how it goes anyway :)

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Postby manishk on Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:17 pm

It sure is a nice position...considering that it is relatively new and considering the amount of funding distros like Ubuntu have (most of the 'main' guys are paid by Canonical)!!

But it sure is not our position...we are rising and thats great.

One thing I agree with is that a small (but active) community is better. :D
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Postby AlsaPhil on Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:50 am

Clem, important is the real ambition you have :)
I can imagine how proud you are to federate so many people - all over the world- with your ideas and with your job, probably with your passion :)
And you created with your good taste a very collegial forum... And that is fantastic for all of us :lol:
For non computer engineer it is important to be considered and listened... What would become development without users?
Thanks for this :wink:
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