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Old 11-16-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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Distro downloads.


Not sure if this is right place for this.

The LQ distro downloads "most downloaded over last 30 days" shows R.H. 9 Shrike as most frequently downloaded. This is supposedly umsupported and well out of date, some 7 or 8? years old.

Also in the top fifteen are several other (well?) out of date distros, Fedora core 3, Mepis 3.3, Fedora 6, Debian 3.0r2.

Any ideas why these are so popular? Who would want to download R.H. 9?

Out of interest could the kernel for R.H.9 be updated to 2.6.2* to enable it to run newer hardware?
 
Old 11-16-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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hmm, that is strange. What's up with that?
 
Old 11-16-2008, 09:57 PM   #3
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There are still couple of industry where the application developed internally only run on these old distro's and they are un-willing to upgrade only because it will cost them.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 10:22 PM   #4
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Not sure if this is right place for this.

The LQ distro downloads "most downloaded over last 30 days" shows R.H. 9 Shrike as most frequently downloaded. This is supposedly umsupported and well out of date, some 7 or 8? years old.

Also in the top fifteen are several other (well?) out of date distros, Fedora core 3, Mepis 3.3, Fedora 6, Debian 3.0r2.

Any ideas why these are so popular? Who would want to download R.H. 9?
I think that newer distributions are available for download from bittorrent or their site, but older distribution can be harder to find. So that's why there might be more downloads for old distributions.

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Out of interest could the kernel for R.H.9 be updated to 2.6.2* to enable it to run newer hardware?
1.5 years ago I've "met" people on forums that claimed they did that.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:08 AM   #5
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Raj77_in if a company has specific application that needs R.H. 9 they don't need to download a copy for every computer. Just once and then reuse the CD's.

It would seem to be individuals downloading.

If you want a small distro suitable for older machine there are many newer distro's available.

ErV any idea where the info came from?

Maybe I should download myself, one of my old CD's is dud and R.H.9 won't install!
 
  


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