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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #30 on: 07. April 2013, 15:42:34 »
If manjaro had also unity, we would be first, users would leave debian-ubuntu for arch and manjaro would have a monopoly...but tell that to phil ...

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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #31 on: 07. April 2013, 15:46:16 »
@LCJr :

Ubuntu is the oldest, so it has the most installed machines. But for example, I think Mint more popular since one or two years. And really.

Therefore, relying solely on the number of PCs is not good either.

Especially since Unity & co are a lot of people to flee.
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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #32 on: 07. April 2013, 15:51:12 »
Users would leave Debian-Ubuntu for Arch and Manjaro would have a monopoly.
Not even when Jochen Rindt is resurrected! Likewise, one can argue that GRUB is better than LILO, but don't try to do that in front of Patrick Volkerding!

And, having seen Esclapion's post (though I'm still responding to Chuck), Mint's market share is still nowhere near dominating compared to Ubuntu, even when it's arguably better, at least for some among those who have tried it.

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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #33 on: 07. April 2013, 16:07:27 »
Remains to be determined if a good distribution is characterized by the number of machines installed before, or by the number of currently installed.


I prefer the second. Linux is not based on financial turnover.

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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #34 on: 08. April 2013, 07:46:13 »
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I'm just saying that people put way too much stock in the DW page hit rankings.  Though I suppose it's good advertising.

Who says they do? 

Most everyone knows that DW is just what it is = a very rough guide. Meaning it gives a rough guide to what is happening in the distro world.

BSD is primarily used by corporations so DW is nowhere near accurate in that regard. The same goes for Red Hat & Oracle.

The wikimedia stat's would be more accurate than DW, but they are far more general, rather than being distro / system specific as DW's are. So the WM stat's are really an orange compared to an apple (though they are both fruit that grow on trees).

This is from the DW site:
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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.

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

So using DW to measure Linux distro popularity/quality is akin to using glxgears to rate 3D GPU's.
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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #35 on: 08. April 2013, 22:58:01 »
As on my side , it s was because of DW that I tried -  installed Manjaro , I don t know when I would ve done it afterwards .

Wonder how other people came to Manjaro because of DW .

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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #36 on: 08. April 2013, 23:07:57 »
As on my side , it s was because of DW that I tried -  installed Manjaro , I don t know when I would ve done it afterwards .

Wonder how other people came to Manjaro because of DW .
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I decided to try Manjaro after reading a couple of reviews that I found intriguing. I tried it first in VM and then an HDD install on an old MacBook. I like what I saw, even thought I thought it was still a bit rough around the edges. But just a couple of months later, it's the distro that I use daily.  :)

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Re: Manjaro lands in Distrowatch top 100
« Reply #37 on: 08. April 2013, 23:15:22 »
for me it was the same, I'm here thanks to DW, it shows popularity. and small projects than start to gain popularity, are shown.

And this great distro is a great example, DW brought me here, and its the distro that I really like, and its been a pleasure to see it gain popularity in DW so more people know about it and try it.
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