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Distrowatch Ranking

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by Paul.. » Thu May 02, 2019 7:18 am

Yes, stick to the High Road...and keep on doing what we've been doing...

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by manyroads » Thu May 02, 2019 7:22 am

Yes, being at the top always presents both benefits and downsides. Remaining humble, focused, and honest is all we can do. Nonetheless, as George Harrison said a while ago "All things Must Pass." Such will be the case with the accolades, barbs, and ranking position... :needcoffee:
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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by KBD » Thu May 02, 2019 11:46 am

There is almost no 'bad publicity'. Even complaints might make some people interested enough to see what it's all about.
When Mint was at the top it had its share of haters, but it stayed at the top for ages.

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by golden45 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:29 pm

I feel that mx linux 18.2 will stand up to anything that is thrown at the distro-in my opinion .It is the most popular easy to use system of all distro's that I have used and I have tried may.thanks to all the hard workers who built this operating system.john

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by phykris » Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 pm

There's something I don't understand about Distrowatch.
ReactOS is pretty high in the ranking.
It's almost impossible to get its network connection to work.
It's a real mess to make a browser (partly) work on it. It's completely unusable.
Why does it score so high in Distrowatch?
To which extend is the ranking meaningful?

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by Stevo » Fri May 03, 2019 9:24 pm

phykris wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:16 pm
There's something I don't understand about Distrowatch.
ReactOS is pretty high in the ranking.
It's almost impossible to get its network connection to work.
It's a real mess to make a browser (partly) work on it. It's completely unusable.
Why does it score so high in Distrowatch?
To which extend is the ranking meaningful?
Those are just counting click-throughs. The user reviews of ReactOS are currently a very poor 4.53 there...

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by phykris » Fri May 03, 2019 9:39 pm

Stevo wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Those are just counting click-throughs. The user reviews of ReactOS are currently a very poor 4.53 there...
But the distrowatch page says :

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"The DistroWatch Page Hit Ranking statistics are a light-hearted way of measuring the popularity of Linux distributions and other free operating systems among the visitors of this website. They correlate neither to usage nor to quality and should not be used to measure the market share of distributions. They simply show the number of times a distribution page on DistroWatch.com was accessed each day, nothing more."
So it doesn't seem to be about people clicking through, but just people visiting the page.

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Only one hit per IP address per day is counted.
This looks not very reliable to me. If I would let my browser tell the server I am on ReactOS, while I am an linux, and I use TOR, and clear up all browser cache, I could put ReactOS reach number one, not?

I think it's just unlikely people can actually use ReactOS to open that page.

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by Stevo » Sat May 04, 2019 12:57 am

DW doesn't check to see what distro a visitor is running. Those numbers just count up the unique visitors to a distro's web page on DW, so we are getting a lot of curiosity visits since we are #1 at the moment.

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by skidoo » Sat May 04, 2019 1:06 am

edit:
oops, i too slow. my post would have mentioned what Stevo has already said

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by phykris » Sat May 04, 2019 1:19 am

Ah, I see. Thank you for explaining.

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