AlbertP wrote:Also, Ubuntu forums exist for longer and that way they have probably accumulated many old user accounts that aren't used at all anymore, including users who have switched to another distro like Mint. That way comparing the number of forum users doesn't really make clear what the real number of users is.
AlbertP wrote:...including users who have switched to another distro like Mint.
psql wrote:I started today to be a new user, I'm looking for a new distro(I'm going to stop using Ubuntu soon) I guess more people will do the same.
.AlbertP wrote:I don't think the Mint team wants to track people, as they also replaced the search engine with DuckDuckGo.
cwwgateway wrote:I agree that only a fraction of mint users have forum accounts, but the number of accounts on the mint forums, while smaller than Ubuntu's numbers, are fairly significant compared to a lot of other distros. Also if you look at distrowatch (I know, I know, it's really not very accurate, although it's something), mint has had much larger numbers than Ubuntu since Mint 12 - for the six month span Mint's first with 4363 hits per day, and Ubuntu's second with 2077 hits per day, which is a significant margin that Mint has kept up for a while. I also completely agree with the statement that Mint just works, as opposed to Ubuntu which there are lots of problems with .
Edit: Ok, I feel kind of stupid, but 4700 active members in the Ubuntu forums are the number online, not the ones who have visited recently . (I took out that part)
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