Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 09:33:22PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> * Mikko Moilanen [Wed, Nov 20 2002, 10:11:25PM]:
> > If we look from http://www.distrowatch.com/stats.php?1#04 we can see
> > that is clearly Gentoo.
> Sorry, but _how_ do they get their data? When I follow the desciption, I
> have the impression that they try to guess the distribution from the
> Browser IDs, visiting their page. Then there is no wonder in this
> statistics - happy Debian users seldom visit such "my-is-longer"
> competitions while Gentoo users surfing on the hype wave are visiting it
> again and again.
"..it's hard for those undisciplined visitors to rig the results as additional clicks from an identical IP address are not counted -- unless there is a 30-minute delay between them."
Its normal visitors per day average, but you are propably right. But is there
any alternative statistic?
After all I think that those happy Debian desktop users are still quite small
in numbers. Debian is very great system for server or big network of desktops.
For a standalone desktop, there propably is something to make better.
Still Debians _actual_ work to make completely free OS is comparable to no
one. Debian is good, Debian is so good, that many more people should have
change to use such an outstanding work of many people.
Now perhaps only wisest use it. And this is no licking.