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Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by lonesomepoint » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:56 pm

I hope nobody will consider it too off-topic if I express puzzlement at Elementary, which I consider a niche distro, being very high.

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Mauser » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:45 pm

ChrisUK wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:24 am


MX Linux is exactly what a Linux Distro for the 21st Century is meant to be... I've no idea why most of the "pretty" and often "buggy" ones get all of the publicity. Maybe it's like most things in life, "It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Know" ;)
:idea: It's because they have their bot running on Distrowatch.
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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Adrian » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 pm

Do you have anything to back this claim or is it only a hunch?

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Richard » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:05 pm

I thought DistroWatch was alert to bots and stuffing the ballot box?
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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Mauser » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:09 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Do you have anything to back this claim or is it only a hunch?
I do, but it violates the forum rules of distro bashing.
I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Adrian » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:51 pm

Mauser wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:09 pm
Adrian wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:03 pm
Do you have anything to back this claim or is it only a hunch?
I do, but it violates the forum rules of distro bashing.
I would think making a claim without proof already violates that rule (if not more).

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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Richard » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:58 pm

It's not bashing if it is verifiable, IMHO.
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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:35 pm

The rules concerns the post, not the stuff behind it. We just don't want to see that kind of talk here.
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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:32 pm

That's a interesting comment in DW with the release of LMDE and the Mint Team being interested in how viable their OS would be if Ubuntu disappeared.
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Re: Interesting Distrowatch ranking update

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Post by ChrisUK » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:05 am

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:32 pm
That's a interesting comment in DW with the release of LMDE and the Mint Team being interested in how viable their OS would be if Ubuntu disappeared.
I used LMDE for years - I wanted to avoid the Ubuntu base, and I wanted a system that used much less memory and was more responsive on older hardware.

LMDE has always been a bit of a failsafe for Clem at Mint, but it's never got the attention (and QA, as not as many users to report bugs in the Betas) that Mint has. LMDE 3 has only just been released, but it's using the Stretch package base when Buster is only months away. Also, there's only a Cinnamon version released/supported, so the "less memory and more responsive on older hardware" is a thing of the past (you can install MATE or XFCE, but it's not the same as installing to a base system, you still get bits of Cinnamon left behind)

However, if you like Cinnamon and prefer to avoid Ubuntu, and you're not worried about the latest packages, it's worth checking out LMDE3 - although be aware that not all of the "closed" bugs on github have actually been fixed, so maybe wait a while.
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