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On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, Joey Hess wrote:

> They stopped the poll when redhat 5 was released, when redhat had about 50
> to 100 more votes in the poll (1 or 2% more of the vote, in other words). The 
> problem with that poll was, they basically stopped it when they felt like it.
> If  they had stopped it a day earlier, debian would have won..
> > If this poll represents the majority, it would seem that Debian has a
> > large following that is not prone to advocacy as the Red Hat crowd
> > while Slackware is a rather noisy minority.
> Yeah, that's sort of theimpression I got. You don't see a huge volume of 
> debian postings on usenet, but we basically tied redhat in the poll.
We have a very active mailing list and that somehow reduces Debian posts
in the general linux groups. I think Debian is gatting bigger all the time

- Daniel

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