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Old 03-06-2013, 05:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation 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%




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,

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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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.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #3
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So, who cares?
 
Old 03-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #4
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tallship,

It is gratifying to see our distro ranked highly.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 09:09 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:43 AM   #7
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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).
 
Old 03-06-2013, 09:55 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by GazL View Post
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 ?
 
Old 03-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #9
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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.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GazL View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by clem-bot View Post
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).
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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.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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"We few, we happy few, we band of Slackers."

(William Slackspeare, All's Well That Builds Well, VII.3)
 
Old 03-06-2013, 10:44 AM   #12
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I knew it... I knew we were the best all along and now it's finally been confirmed... oh happy day, etc...
 
Old 03-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #13
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Polls? We don't need no stinkin' polls!
 
Old 03-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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It really doesn't matter whether the poll is significant or not. Just enjoy it
 
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