Re: Hmmm. A question. Was [Re: Debian is losing its users]
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 03:10:05PM -0400, Chris Walters <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> First things first. I typed in many popular search terms into that page, and
> found that the instance of all were declining. I would also note that this is
> only *one* search engine. It could simply indicate that people are using other
> search engines more, and that one less.
As I posted in another sub-thread, the only information I could find
on the topic indicates that the Y axis on that graph represents a
*proportion* of overall search queries. The general downward trend you
see is probably a reflection of more people searching for a larger
variety of things. Even if the absolute *number* of searches for "Debian"
was going up, the trend line could still be heading down because people
are searching for completely unrelated terms (say, "Barack Obama" or
"gravid platypus" ) more than they used to.
 I think the next Ubuntu release should be named "gravid platypus",
don't you? ;-)