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MX is now #3 on DistroWatch over 7 days

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Re: MX is now #3 on DistroWatch over 7 days

#11 Post by Adrian » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:59 pm

Not sure what happened but I see a big spike of downloads on Sept. 6 on sourceforge site https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-lin ... s/timeline

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Re: MX is now #3 on DistroWatch over 7 days

#12 Post by asqwerth » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:52 am

Adrian wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:59 pm
Not sure what happened but I see a big spike of downloads on Sept. 6 on sourceforge site https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-lin ... s/timeline
That's strange because D_O's blogpost on flatpak option in MXPI only came out on 14 September, as did DW's mention of it.
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#13 Post by boombaby » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:24 pm


Are you all sure? Go have a looksee! :eek:

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#14 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:40 pm

MX is 9 in the rankings with Manjaro 1st in the views and 73 in the rankings. Overall, I think it means next to nothing.
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#15 Post by boombaby » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:24 am


Damn those "statistics"! I was 100% certain they did mean something; 75% certain they meant almost something (or, at least, something else); and about 37.5553% certain they meant nothing at all! I guess I was wrong then? Oh well; back to work. :snoopy1:

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#16 Post by Gordon Cooper » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:57 am

@ boombaby. Never to worry about it. I think it was the British politician Benjamin Disraeli who said "there are lies, damn lies, and statistics". The trouble with those from DW is that every page can give a different outlook. Regardless of what they say, it is fun to read them, but not to take them seriously. However, it seems that MX is doing well.

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#17 Post by bumper » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 pm

Checking out Distrowatch.com I see MX is now down to about Number 9 on their list, i guess the initial surge of interest has worn down.
I f the code works the First time something is incomplete :number1:

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Re: MX is now #3 on DistroWatch over 7 days

#18 Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:19 pm

bumper wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Checking out Distrowatch.com I see MX is now down to about Number 9 on their list, i guess the initial surge of interest has worn down.
Funny, I see #4 for six months, #2 for 30 days, and #3 for 7 days, just like the thread title.

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#19 Post by Gordon Cooper » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:29 am

In this thread, post #16, I commented about the (un) reliability of statistics. Things have not changed and DW's method of sampling is certainly suspect.
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#20 Post by aledie » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:02 pm

@Gordon Cooper:
You cannot really compare MX vs. MJ, is more psychology, no real meaning or fault of statistics... guess the reason for high MJ ratings is rather simpler than who is better:

---they are rolling, so they get more releases, people rush there and view, MJ also likely appears in the list on the left "Latest distributions" more often...where distrohopers would look.
--- MJ has all DE niches covered, more users
--- I get the impression MX people are a bit older and settled down in what they like. Rolling excites many young people, last mobile, last fashion, last packages.
--- MX doesn't care about marketing, MJ seems more - shinier website(s), audibler community, and with all those DE niches, groups and sections... You simply get more clicks...
--- MJ is something new, you don't go clicking distrowatch to read what happened to CentOS or Debian, or even Ubuntu... Something happens seldom, and you know when exactly, them being so high on the list is a surprise, they are better than the list says for this reason
--- you could also put on every article, blog or review you publish a link to MX distrowatch page, instead of mx-linux.org... guess the % of views you increase,...

At the end of the day, rating wins vs. number of views.
MX will never have so many views
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