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Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#11 Postby Eadwine Rose » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:39 am

azrielle wrote:I have been told to stfu, and "goddamn you're annoying", on Linux forums for promoting MX16. While they wax poetic about Peppermint, Bodhi, Deepin, Gentoo, and Arch.

I have never heard of Peppermint, Bodhi or Deepin. Surely they can't be any good ;)
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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#12 Postby Leo » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:01 am

:lion: :lion: :lion: :lion:

Huh. I can think of a number of distros that I have heard of that were...less than satisfying...

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#13 Postby whell » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:22 am

azrielle wrote:I have been told to stfu, and "goddamn you're annoying", on Linux forums for promoting MX16. While they wax poetic about Peppermint, Bodhi, Deepin, Gentoo, and Arch.


Many internet forums devolve into some of the absolute worst of human behavior and that behavior carries on like it's the new normal. Post comments from folks who behave like that are irrelevant IMHO.

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#14 Postby malspa » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:31 pm

Meh. Ain't worth a hill of beans as far as I'm concerned -- the Project Ranking OR the Page Hit Ranking. Popularity contests.

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#15 Postby JRG » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:51 pm

For what it is worth, I tried MX 16 when I saw the reviews on Distrowatch. I will be trying out MX 17 when it comes out. I have MX 16 installed on an older machine and tried it on my main computer, but could not get sound working (https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=42497).

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#16 Postby Jerry3904 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:26 pm

That is a well-known bug with that machine, and I will post the HP thread on it in the original thread.
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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#17 Postby skidoo » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:49 pm

perception is everything?
perception is anything???

Adrian, I noticed that reddit topic (lately I've been checking the pulse at r/linux, r/linux4noobs, and r/linuxquestions)
and I nodded silent agreement when I read the posted comment mentioning "zealotry".

C'mon, that's zackly accurate ~~ we (I participated) pre-filled the DW rankings db with a positively-biased set of reviews.
It's okay-by-me that the result is noticeable to the redditor as a "statisticalistical anombaly".

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#18 Postby richb » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:58 pm

Since the word zealot has the word fanatical in its definition I eschew that word. Yes. I wrote a positive review at Distrowatch. Am I a zealot because I like MX, a lot, and shared my experience? I think not. Call me a fan or enthusiastic, but not zealot.
On the other hand, yes, Distrowatch rankings are not that significant.
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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#19 Postby skidoo » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:11 am

Aye. I guess my focus was on the etymology rather than on the likely pointed connotation.
richb wrote:Call me a fan or
fan: shorthand for "fanatic"
fa·nat·i·cal : filled with excessive and single-minded zeal.

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Re: Jealousy on Distrowatch reviews

#20 Postby richb » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:50 am

Touche, but not a zealot.
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