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Old 03-06-2013, 10:27 AM   #16
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From site i read that to calculate the popularity rankings is used:

Number of several search engine results
Number of news articles about the distro
Percentage of servers reported running the distro
Percentage of desktop users reported running the distro

well..Happy for slackware, but i've doubts about this poll.
Not only for slackware, but (my 2 cent) for arch and fedora rank too.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #17
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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.
If Slackware were as popular as the poll indicates it would bode well for its future.

OTOH Slackware users tend to be a loyal bunch so the poll isn't all that important to us.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #18
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From site i read that to calculate the popularity rankings is used:

Number of several search engine results
Number of news articles about the distro
Percentage of servers reported running the distro
Percentage of desktop users reported running the distro

well..Happy for slackware, but i've doubts about this poll.
Not only for slackware, but (my 2 cent) for arch and fedora rank too.
Well, that's why Ubuntu is #1 according to popularity rankings. At distrowatch they have Mint as #1. Slackware will never be #1 according to these calculations, and as others have said, it is a good thing.

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@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.
Yes, I know that and others do too, but you don't have to register to vote on distrorank, anyone can vote, and if you want I can just go to the Ubuntu forum and ask them to vote, as well as other forums.

It may be true that the LQ poll is biased, but that doesn't mean that posting a link to distrorank here will bias that one necessarily. You are right however, that it would be nice to see the number of people that have voted.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #19
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Slackware Linux popularity ranks between 75% and 99%

Slackware Linux popularity ranks between 75% and 99%

Hereís the shortened ranking of the distributions popularity at my home...

The first statistics shows how many machines run the particular distribution:

1. Slackware Linux 75%
2. Linux Mint 25%
3. Debian 0%
4. Ubuntu 0%
5. Fedora 0%
6. Mageia 0%
7. openSUSE 0%
8. Arch 0%
9. CentOS 0%
10. Red Hat ģ Enterprise Linux ģ 0%

The second statistics shows how many time these machines run:

1. Slackware Linux 99%
2. Linux Mint 1%
3. Other 0%

The third statistics shows how many users use each distribution:

1. Slackware Linux 1 user
2. Linux Mint 1 user
3. Other 1 user

Apart of the incredibly popular at my home Slackware Linux and Linux Mint I use sometimes Slax but the results for it arenít statistically significant.

The above statistics are counted for the last year.

As you see the skewed statistics from DistroWatch.com and DistroRank.com donít match my home results at any degree.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #20
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How can you count slackware with many desktop environments included as one, yet other distros like ubuntu present each desktop as a different distro.

A truer comparison would be to include the remix and fork distros in the parent numbers.
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #21
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Of course such polls are skewed. But this is an opportunity to publicize Slackware.

Ok, we don't need it. But if several people try and stay with Slackware after the poll, maybe some of them will end purchasing DVD and stuff, and it will contribute to Slackware.com, and at the end of the line, it will -slightly- improve the odds of Slackware continued success.

So, what's to loose?
 
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #22
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Ok, we don't need it. But if several people try and stay with Slackware after the poll, maybe some of them will end purchasing DVD and stuff, and it will contribute to Slackware.com, and at the end of the line, it will -slightly- improve the odds of Slackware continued success.
Exactly. Positive free advertising is a good thing. I buy a Slackware DVD when a new version is released and I buy T-shirts as well. If more people contribute to the cause we all benefit. The poll may make other Linux users curious.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #23
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vigi,

youíre right Ė my statistics is skewed as well.

I write that post on the machine running 2 Window Maker desktops for 2 users. (Each desktop offers 5 workspaces.) When I run the uptime command on that machine it reports 7 users. At the same time the other machine runs as a file server. When I run uptime command on it using a remote connection it reports 1 user.

So at the same time Iím 1 natural person and 8 virtual users on both machines (two of them are actually logged on the first machine). That gives the total of 9 users. Because I donít like the number 9 too much I just started one xterm instance more and now Iím 10 users using 2 Slackware Linuces on 2 machines.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #24
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Statistics? Ballistics!

It is simply a chance to cheer for the home team! So what if we bus in the crowd!

I bet Slackers have the best looking cheerleaders too!

Go Slackware!
 
Old 03-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #25
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We do indeed!
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #26
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I bet Slackers have the best looking cheerleaders too!
Your presumption is so attracting that I decided to check that using Google: cheerleaders+slack. Now Iím willing to admit that some of them are really nice.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #27
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How can you count slackware with many desktop environments included as one, yet other distros like ubuntu present each desktop as a different distro.
In Slackware, a different desktop is as easy as "xwmconfig". You don't have to download anything else.
 
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #28
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In Slackware, a different desktop is as easy as "xwmconfig". You don't have to download anything else.
Exactly.....
Distrowatch shows mint as the most popular, yet mint includes all the varieties as one, while ubuntu is divided into xu, ku, etc etc.

If slackware included all the spin offs, it would be a closer reflection of its true strength and the influence it has.
 
  


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