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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMask View Post
    @kgroneman: You should implement a counter somwhere on top of the page. Seriously.
    There is one, but on the bottom of the page, right now it's saying:
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    So many members!!
    I didn't know openSUSE was so popular. Well, now I have an even better reason to switch to openSUSE: because it's popular! Not as popular as Ubuntu, but still...

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    On 10/22/2009 08:26 AM, BrownieCat wrote:
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    > So many members!!
    > I didn't know openSUSE was so popular. Well, now I have an even better
    > reason to switch to openSUSE: because it's popular! Not as popular as
    > Ubuntu, but still...


    Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word meaning "I cannot
    configure Debian"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word meaning "I cannot
    configure Debian"?
    Haha... that's really good one.
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    * Larry Finger wrote, On 10/22/2009 05:15 PM:

    > Did you know that Ubuntu is an African word meaning "I cannot
    > configure Debian"?


    ROTFL...

    Uwe

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    Great news!
    How big are we in comparison to other communities in size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLK021 View Post
    Great news!
    How big are we in comparison to other communities in size?
    Ubuntu still has the largest community; something I'm sick and tired of by now. Maybe another distro (I hope it's openSUSE) will throw it off its #1 position on the Distrowatch totem pole.
    After that, it's Fedora, and then comes openSUSE. Not a bad position: if me and a team of developers tried making a distro, we'd probably end up with position #238 on the Distrowatch ranking.
    Still, I find something very strange: although Fedora is deemed to be more popular than openSUSE, several RPM/DEB packages available on the Internet are only for distros like Ubuntu, openSUSE etc, none for Fedora. This is just my experience. Once, I tried downloading a game (Hedgewars) and there was no RPM for Fedora. Then I had to install Hedgewars through the repositories. Tried the openSUSE package under Fedora but that crashed while installing with a 'dependency missing' error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownieCat View Post
    .... we'd probably end up with position #238 on the Distrowatch ranking.
    lol !

    The Distrowatch ranking is interesting, but I take it with a grain of salt. This is especially true IMHO around the time a new version for a distribution is released (when distrowatch rank tends to surge upward), and also when Distributions rankings are fairly close. To say one distribution is more popular than the other based on Distrowatch, in such cases as I listed, may not be accurate.

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    oldcpu wrote:
    > To say one distribution is more popular than the other based on Distrowatch, in
    > such cases as I listed, may not be accurate.


    _may_ not be accurate--you can say that again!!

    distrowatch.com does not pretend to measure nor display one distro's
    popularity over another..

    instead, a distro's rank on the list is nothing other than a page hit
    counter which _may_ measure 'interest' in one distro, or another,
    among visitors to distrowatch.com

    what that means is Ubuntu could be downloaded and installed a
    /billion/ times and be LAST on the list if no one ever visited
    Ubuntu's page *on* distrowatch.com

    following from http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=faq

    "...figure represents hits per day by unique visitors. . . The idea is
    to identify which distributions attract most attention and to rank
    them accordingly . . . [and] provide an indication about what is hot
    among the readers frequenting these pages."

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    On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:46:01 +0000, oldcpu wrote:

    > The Distrowatch ranking is interesting, but I take it with a grain of
    > salt. This is especially true IMHO around the time a new version for a
    > distribution is released (when distrowatch rank tends to surge upward),
    > and also when Distributions rankings are fairly close. To say one
    > distribution is more popular than the other based on Distrowatch, in
    > such cases as I listed, may not be accurate.


    I agree with this - the thing that most people tend to ignore (but
    Distrowatch, to their credit, highlights) is that their rankings have to
    do with the number of visits to a distribution's page on Distrowatch -
    that's all they are counting. It's all they've ever claimed to count -
    and they acknowledge that that doesn't necessarily mean anything with
    relation to the distributions' relative popularity in the real world -
    just the relative interest in each distro's page on the Distrowatch
    website.

    Jim

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