Relative popularity of the various versions

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Relative popularity of the various versions

Postby unprinted on Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:57 pm

I know that a variety of things mean any statistics will be estimates, but what's the relative popularity of..

Cinnamon vs MATE vs LMDE vs etc

and

64-bit vs 32 bit installs?

My feeling is that there are more people using 32-bit versions than some would expect, because - unlike Windows - using PAE properly means they're not crippled to be limited to 4GiB RAM.
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Re: Relative popularity of the various versions

Postby passerby on Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:14 pm

I don't think there's any refutable reference to outline the popularity of each. Between a plethora of mirrors, torrents, and the fact that you can install another environment post-install, such stats are difficult to measure.
My own guess would be:
Cinnamon > MATE > XFCE > KDE > LXDE > Openbox
64 bit > 32 bit
Mint > LMDE
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Re: Relative popularity of the various versions

Postby Reorx on Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:08 pm

See pie chart on the bottom of the Mint Community website front page >>> http://community.linuxmint.com/ :mrgreen:

<Passerby pretty much nailed it!>
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Re: Relative popularity of the various versions

Postby John_Brass on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:08 am

This pie chart looks me a bit weird. Users of the "x64 Edition" also use some kind of environment, thus this is not a category like the others. Or am I mistaken?
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Re: Relative popularity of the various versions

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:02 am

This poll from last year may give you a general idea: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=100787&start=580
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Re: Relative popularity of the various versions

Postby unprinted on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:13 pm

John_Brass wrote:This pie chart looks me a bit weird. Users of the "x64 Edition" also use some kind of environment, thus this is not a category like the others.


Ditto for 'Main' edition!

I think part of the issue is that those stats go back a long way - I do not believe so many people are currently using older versions in the proportion shown in the other pie chart. I suspect it's what they were using when they registered / last logged in.
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