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Old 04-01-2008, 10:33 AM   #76
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It's still nice to see debian and slackware did so well. There my favorites. I'm using sidux right now and can't believe its speed. I guess I'm just an AppGet kind-a guy.
vi/vim is also my favorite editor, even in Windows. 90% of Windows users have no idea. Also I've always wondered about Emacs. Never fully understood those craz keys.

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:59 PM   #77
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Talking Slackware Fan 100%

I have been always a fan of Slackware... and for that reason I would like to know how distrowatch works.. almost no mention to my beloved slack.

It would be because Slackware is excellent... it gets the best of you, and demands love as a girlfriend; sometimes you hate it, but finally you love it...
Old 04-10-2008, 05:04 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by caduqued View Post
I have been always a fan of Slackware... and for that reason I would like to know how distrowatch works.. almost no mention to my beloved slack.
I think a lot of people have a misperception of how Distrowatch does actually work. It does not show the true popularity of any Linux distribution. It does show how many times each distribution's page within Distrowatch has been accessed. It is a different thing entirely as there are lots of ways of actually downloading or even reading about various distro's on the web.

However, can anybody actually come up with a more accurate way of deciding a specific distro's popularity? I don't think so and that's why we have polls such as the one on here (Linux Questions).

Distrowatch does a fair job of showing popularity of probably the top ten or so distro's but it can never be really accurate. That group of top distro's could probably be shuffled about like a pack of cards.
Old 04-10-2008, 11:35 AM   #79
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I thought I just read a popularity of several distros and programs here which showed a different story regarding which distro is "best". I didn't realize the DW ranking were within DW site.
Old 04-11-2008, 04:10 AM   #80
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It's the same with anything really. Take a poll on a specific subject and you'll get a different set of results depending on who you asked and who bothered to take part.

If you think about it a lot of people use distro's that are now considered old. They may not have taken part in any poll about the most favourite flavour of Linux in a long time. So, it's entirely possible that, purely for example mind, there are 10 million people using Red Hat Linux but only 2 million using Ubuntu (I know there are a lot more but this is purely example to illustrate my words). However, of those 2 million Ubuntu users 1.5 million may have just visited the DW Ubuntu page. Of the Red Hat user on a couple of thousand may have visited the DW pages. So, we get a false picture of popularity.

It's the same here, we only know what distro etc is popular with members of this forum not the whole of the Linux community. This does not negate the value of the polls as it can help show trends of newer and active forum users at least.

Old 04-22-2008, 12:29 AM   #81
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I Demand A Recount!

lol, Very funny.
Old 05-14-2008, 10:52 AM   #82
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Wink I see the problem!

The voting broke up SUSE into two different versions, but not the other distros. Clearly voting fraud!!!

Yeah, I like SUSE, in what ever incarnation.
Old 06-04-2008, 11:55 PM   #83
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SUSE should've probably ranked higher maybe. Open SUSE feels the same way too.
Old 06-05-2008, 05:49 PM   #84
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Smile This is my classification...

This is my classification:

Desktop distro of the year: Pardus Linux 2007.3
Desktop Environment: KDE
Office Suite: KOffice
Text Editor: Nano
Audio Player: Audacious
Old 06-06-2008, 03:53 PM   #85
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OpenOffice 2.3 2.4 needs something. Maybe I am missing it!

Under MS Word, one can set the page to be landscape

at the beginning so the actual page has a greater width

(as it naturally would) during composure!

In Open Office, this setting is allowed only for the print!
Old 06-23-2008, 02:42 AM   #86
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XFCE The Best Desktop.

Fast, Stable, No clutter or bla bla bla just to the point!
Old 08-25-2008, 05:25 PM   #87
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