Linux distro popularity based on website hits per day

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  1. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    #1 Antilope, Nov 29, 2015
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  2. shrinivas

    shrinivas MDL Junior Member

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    I am surprised that Debian has overtaken Ubuntu ! Ubuntu has always been next to Mint in popularity. Must be because of its Unity interface ?
     
  3. Antilope

    Antilope MDL Member

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    I didn't report the 1 month stats as that may be skewed by a distro with a new / updated release (OpenSUSE a case in point). The 3, 6, and 12 month stats probably show a truer picture of ongoing distro popularity (at least to show what people are viewing, but not necessarily installing).
     
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  4. Mutoid

    Mutoid MDL Member

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    I also look at that list from time to time and often find the results surprising.

    I didn't expect to see Kali and Arch so highly placed and yet Qubes is nowhere to be seen.

    There is at least one forum which only allows starting a sub-forum if the distro in question has been
    in the top ten of that Distrowatch list at some time .... it always struck me as a little unfair.

    I can sort of see the reasoning , but would it really cause any extra resource use , clutter or admin work ?

    Another odd forum rule I have seen is only permitting a new sub-forum if a member of the Dev team is involved.
     
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  5. November_Zulu

    November_Zulu MDL Junior Member

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    Think I read Linux Mint is Ubuntu, so if you don't want Ubuntu, Debian is next in popularity. And if you do want Ubuntu, Linux Mint is the logical 1st choice.