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tallship 03-06-2013 05:07 AM

Slackware Ranked #1 - Tops the Top 10 at DistroRank.com
 
Slackware heads up the top ten list [as the most popular] of most popular Linux distros at DistroRank.com

Here's the latest rankings, according to user ranking data alone. I've only included the top 10 below, and the results are current a/o yesterday.

1.) Slackware: 30.8%
2.) Ubuntu: 20.2%
3.) Debian: 9.90%
4.) Gentoo: 8.66%
5.) Arch: 7.29%
6.) Mint: 5.08%
7.) openSUSE: 4.12%
8.) Fedora: 3.43%
9.) CentOS: 2.06%
10.) RHEL: 0.82%


:hattip:

Here's how the BSDs stack up this week, according to user rankings.

1.) FreeBSD: 58.3%
2.) OpenBSD: 24.5%
3.) PCBSD: 11.3%
4.) NetBSD: 3.77%
5.) BSD Other: 1.88%

Compiled @ 3/5/13


The current results are available HERE, and does not represent DistroRank's *official*, aggregated results on their main page, although according to user popularity alone, Slackware is the clear leader in this, yet another user poll.

I think those Slackware numbers could go much higher too - don't you? ;)

Kindest regards,

.

abesirovic1 03-06-2013 07:58 AM

I firmly believe that no slacker ever gave 2 damns about rating or popularity. Simplicity and sanity, now there's a thing to strive to.

Bindestreck 03-06-2013 08:18 AM

So, who cares?

hitest 03-06-2013 08:19 AM

tallship,

It is gratifying to see our distro ranked highly. :)

H_TeXMeX_H 03-06-2013 08:42 AM

This is important because it is IP-based user submitted rankings rather than rankings that are calculated using other parameters. I would say the former are much more accurate.

GazL 03-06-2013 09:09 AM

It's not important at all. It's a statistically insignificant poll, who's results will have already been skewed by self-selection and the fact that tallship has been encouraging the members of this forum to take part in it. How many votes have even been cast?

Trying to claim this as some sort of victory for Slackware just makes us look silly.

clem-bot 03-06-2013 09:43 AM

Everyone knows Slackware isn't the most popular distro, so why should we take this poll seriously?

As a Slackware user, I often feel that many of my fellow Slackers have a bit of a complex, raging when anyone says anything critical about Slackware (justified or not) and rejoicing when some outsider praises it (justified or not).

H_TeXMeX_H 03-06-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GazL (Post 4905928)
It's not important at all. It's a statistically insignificant poll, who's results will have already been skewed by self-selection and the fact that tallship has been encouraging the members of this forum to take part in it. How many votes have even been cast?

Trying to claim this as some sort of victory for Slackware just makes us look silly.

You need to explain this more, I don't see your reasoning. Why is it not important, why not statistically significant (even tho no-one mentioned statistics until now), and why would encouraging members of this and other forums to vote skew the results ?

bosth 03-06-2013 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H (Post 4905970)
You need to explain this more, I don't see your reasoning. Why is it not important, why not statistically significant (even tho no-one mentioned statistics until now), and why would encouraging members of this and other forums to vote skew the results ?

Can't speak for GazL, but it seems similar to how the results for the "Best Distro" are very skewed on LQ as well since it attracts a high number of Slackware users.

m.a.l.'s pa 03-06-2013 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GazL (Post 4905928)
It's not important at all. It's a statistically insignificant poll, who's results will have already been skewed by self-selection and the fact that tallship has been encouraging the members of this forum to take part in it. How many votes have even been cast?

Trying to claim this as some sort of victory for Slackware just makes us look silly.

Quote:

Originally Posted by clem-bot (Post 4905959)
Everyone knows Slackware isn't the most popular distro, so why should we take this poll seriously?

As a Slackware user, I often feel that many of my fellow Slackers have a bit of a complex, raging when anyone says anything critical about Slackware (justified or not) and rejoicing when some outsider praises it (justified or not).

Quote:

Originally Posted by bosth (Post 4905993)
Can't speak for GazL, but it seems similar to how the results for the "Best Distro" are very skewed on LQ as well since it attracts a high number of Slackware users.

I agree with all of these comments. The poll is absolutely meaningless and shouldn't be taken seriously, and I'm not sure why any Slackware users would even care about the poll (or Slackware's "popularity") to begin with.

kikinovak 03-06-2013 10:41 AM

"We few, we happy few, we band of Slackers."

(William Slackspeare, All's Well That Builds Well, VII.3)

cynwulf 03-06-2013 10:44 AM

I knew it... I knew we were the best all along and now it's finally been confirmed... oh happy day, etc...

JWJones 03-06-2013 10:54 AM

Polls? We don't need no stinkin' polls! :D

GazL 03-06-2013 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bosth (Post 4905993)
Can't speak for GazL, but it seems similar to how the results for the "Best Distro" are very skewed on LQ as well since it attracts a high number of Slackware users.

You spoke for me pretty well. :)


@H_Tex,

The sample size simply isn't going to be large enough for the result to have any significance (the site doesn't even give a figure for how many have responded), and due to the fact that the participants are self-selecting, its not going to be representative either. If no one in the Arch forum has posted a "Hey, Go wave the Arch flag in this poll!" like Tallship has for us LQ slackers, then there are likely going to be less votes for Arch in that poll as a result.

fsauer 03-06-2013 11:27 AM

It really doesn't matter whether the poll is significant or not. Just enjoy it :)


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