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bugman


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Jun 2009, 18:45    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
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Whats even sadder is that 51% of the hits on "DISTRO"watch were for Windoze...
Disturbing....


hey man, windows is a distro too . . .

Laughing Laughing Laughing

i noticed that though, very weird, maybe they're still trying to figure things out?

egomoney, distrowatch needs yer help!

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 00:01    Post subject:  

bugman wrote:
anyone who is interested in distrowatch rankings might want to take a peek at this:

http://distrowatch.com/awstats/awstats.DistroWatch.com.osdetail.html

hate to be a bummer, but very few puppies visiting today . . .


have had this suspicion for a while. lobster spends his spare time clicking the links to make puppy rise in the rankings on the front page of distrowatch. this attached image points to something similar or else puppians are so happy that they don't need to go back to distrowatch to even look for anything else (well you gotta be optimistic).
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 00:19    Post subject:  

more optimism: puppians use puppy derivatives which are showing up in the Unknown section. else awastats are not correctly identifying puppy genuine. also large numbers in the GNU Linux (unknown) section.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 01:18    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
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Whats even sadder is that 51% of the hits on "DISTRO"watch were for Windoze...
Disturbing....

No, this is an excellent sign! Those are potential Window$ refugees who are looking at Linux alternatives, or Linux users who are browsing Distrowatch from their corporate Window$ (work) machines! Either way its a very, VERY good sign IMHO.

What would worry me greatly is if there were very few Window$ users accessing Distrowatch. That would be very bad news since it would mean that Puppy's target audience was limited to distro switching LXer's.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 02:16    Post subject:  

Very Happy Oh, I misunderstood.
I thought it ranked search querys, not the O.S. of the searcher....
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 07:54    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy Oh, I misunderstood.
I thought it ranked search querys, not the O.S. of the searcher....


take the page off the address

http://distrowatch.com/awstats/

you'll get the full monty, including queries

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 07:59    Post subject:  

Personally I need more excitement. More "tricks" sections to let a person try would make it more interesting for me. I've done almost everything I want to do with Puppy, except get Windows only programs to work with it.

I am not ready to give up Haptek player or UltraHal, which only works in Windows.

It's just me, I mean I'll still use Puppy as a hobby. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 17:59    Post subject:  

I want to share WhoDo's optimism, it's grand to see windoze users taking a look at Distrowatch, long may it continue and grow (Thanks Bugman for the heads-up). At the same time, without wishing to spoil the party, I'm uncomfortably aware that a hit rate roughly equivalent to Ubuntu users reflects only a tiny proportion of the Redmond victims .... still a long way to go on this one.

Distrowatch is of course no indication of how many are actually using a distro and AFAIK there is just no way to get a handle on this - ideas, anyone?

Back on topic, use of this forum: LateDeveloper may have touched upon a Great Truth -

Quote:
Forums need people who can accept that not everyone is at the same level as themselves, else the forum will dwindle to an elite few.


Well, I've long regarded this forum as 'elite' in terms of courtesy, good humour, helpfulness and expertise; it's the dwindling bit that bothers me. I seem to be seeing fewer queries which I can attempt to answer these days - by which I mean the technical expertise of the newcomer seems to be escalating.

Or else, I'm getting more stupid!

Seriously, though, I feel it would be a great shame if Puppy, contrary to all intentions, were becoming a distro for the nerdly. I do hope that's not happening.
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 18:44    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
As I see it, we have a new influx of refugee`s, not from `Doze, but from other Distros..
They are Puppy newbies, but not Linux newbies..
I try not to feel bad for oversimplication, when someone takes offense, because, with just a few posts, or even one, we can be expected to assume that it is warranted..
I would rather that than to leave some poor soul confused, as I have been there myself...(initrd what??)
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Master_wrong

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 20:19    Post subject:  

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There have been 7236 users online since yesterday :: 257 Registered, 11 Hidden and 6968 Guests
(21 Registered, 2 Hidden and 80 Guests within the current hour)


I think that explain that pups aren't fleeing the kennels
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 20:39    Post subject:  



Source

This isnt exactly good news....

The "word on the street" is that Puppy Linux would be used a lot more if only it was more "usable".

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bugman


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 21:38    Post subject:  

ecomoney wrote:
The "word on the street" is that Puppy Linux would be used a lot more if only it was more "usable".


if it's so awful, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 21:38    Post subject:  

ecomoney wrote:
This isnt exactly good news....

Well that depends on your perspective, doesn't it? At least these days Linux is being counted, and if you add MacOSX to the Linux figures it's being counted more than ever before. But then I'm a glass half full kinda guy!

ecomoney wrote:
The "word on the street" is that Puppy Linux would be used a lot more if only it was more "usable".

Just for those who don't know, the "street" referred to here is the Scunthorpe High Street, and not some general "average street" despite ecomoney's habit of interpolating Scunthorpe opinion to the world stage.

One day, Rob, you'll shock everyone and actually say something positive or (gasp, choke) actually contribute something other than your overrated opinion to Puppy development. One swallow does not make a summer any more than one sfs makes a contribution.

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 21:58    Post subject:  

ROFL " Scunthorpe High Street" you mean the street in front of his mom's house? Right. (Just joking)
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jun 2009, 22:24    Post subject:  

I wonder just who is responsible for putting the "word on the street"?
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