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Re: MX Linux rising fast on Distrowatch

#21 Post by asqwerth » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:34 am

It just show the level of interest within the selected time period (number of clicks) and doesn't mean people are using it. However, DW is a good way to keep MX in the public eye, especially when there are new releases, updates or important announcements.
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Re: MX Linux rising fast on Distrowatch

#22 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:28 am

Yes, if we go back into English history, we will find the statement attributed to Disraeli : There are lies, damn lies, and statistics. We need to very careful when we look at the analysis of quoted results. The downloads of any newly released OS, should be measured over months, even years. Not just the few days after a release.

Statistics can be useful, but their interpretation must be done carefully.
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Re: MX Linux rising fast on Distrowatch

#23 Post by wxboss » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:03 am

What will contribute to MX's success in the long run (IMHO) is awareness. Getting MX visible enough so others are aware of it.

It's a great distro, and this is one that I fully intend on sticking with because it is so versatile, friendly and fun. DW is a good avenue for visibility, but making use of social media and other options will get MX 'out there' and I think will build a greater following.
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#24 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:04 am

Good advice for sure.
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#25 Post by asinoro » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:27 am

antiX, MX are the only systemd free init distros that rising so fast at the rank of the Distrowatch and this means something.
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity
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#26 Post by BitJam » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:25 am

asinoro wrote:antiX, MX are the only systemd free init distros that rising so fast at the rank of the Distrowatch and this means something.
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity
I thought PCLinuxOS was systemd-free.
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Re: MX Linux rising fast on Distrowatch

#27 Post by asinoro » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:37 am

BitJam wrote:
asinoro wrote:antiX, MX are the only systemd free init distros that rising so fast at the rank of the Distrowatch and this means something.
http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity
I thought PCLinuxOS was systemd-free.
You are right I forgot to mention Debian based.
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#28 Post by mitnworb » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:10 pm

I have been distro hopping for years and I have to say that this is the one distro that has everything, does everything and all with very little problems. I have always been curious why does it take so long for a distro to move up or get more attention. I think the one poster was correct in saying that social media will have a big impact on it's popularity.

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#29 Post by Adrian » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:16 pm

mitnworb wrote:I have been distro hopping for years and I have to say that this is the one distro that has everything, does everything and all with very little problems. I have always been curious why does it take so long for a distro to move up or get more attention. I think the one poster was correct in saying that social media will have a big impact on it's popularity.
It's complicated, first of all MX was not even considered a distribution, it was a variant of antiX, second, the field is pretty crowded with Ubuntu and Debian derivatives. I think MX and antiX will do well in the future mostly because of their superior Live/Persitency/Remastering/Snapshoting features.

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Re: MX Linux rising fast on Distrowatch

#30 Post by Jim205 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:32 pm

Thank you, AntiX and MX Developers and Testers. Without you we would still be an offshoot of AntiX. I have been using MX since the first release. I see no reason to change except, for updates. MX 16.1 will be my daily driver until MX-17 comes out. Jim205

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