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Distrowatch Ranking

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by baldyeti » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:13 pm

kudos to all devs, they really made all the right choices with MX
  • rock-solid debian stable foundation yet more recent hand-picked SW (on-demand, no less!)
  • truly original live/persistent, remastering & GUI tools
  • only one (official) edition, XFCE (although a bevy of other DE's and WM's can easily be installed, all with unquestionable stability)
  • utter approachability and helpfulness through this forum
just for today i am willing to believe DW-ranking can mean something, sometimes

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by kc1di » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:25 pm

Congratulations to all who work on MX :)

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by colin_b » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:51 pm

A belated congrats to the dev team for getting MX to #1. Please keep up the good work.

As a footnote, if you look at today's 7 day ranking you'll see the MX page had around 1300 more views than Manjaro at #2.

Smokin'!

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by BitJam » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:27 pm

baldyeti wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:13 pm
  • rock-solid debian stable foundation yet more recent hand-picked SW (on-demand, no less!)
  • truly original live/persistent, remastering & GUI tools
  • only one (official) edition, XFCE (although a bevy of other DE's and WM's can easily be installed, all with unquestionable stability)
  • utter approachability and helpfulness through this forum
Excellent summary! :clap:
Perhaps we could use something like this (with permission) on the web site.
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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by i_ri » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:26 am

Hello jorgosek and Hello Everyone
MX has been number one since MX-14.
It is exhilarating to see this reflected in the DistroWatch ranking. MX has belonged in the number one slot since inception.
The sum of its superior parts of Xfce and Debian Stable, combined with expert mixology, enhanced with technology of great personalities having acute talent, promoted with vast correct choices, maintained flawlessly by fantastic repositories [people.] Backed with people of great knowledge. If you All did not previously consider yourselves as some of the tall trees of GNU/linux, then you now can!
Does some of this success spill over into Xfce community? Can someone in the know, like Jerry3904, indicate here yea or nay if the Xfce community is growing?

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by paul1149 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:32 am

Awesome. Congrats on a well-deserved accomplishment.
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Post by JayM » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:11 am

MX is the only Linux distro that I've tried (and I've tried many) that does all of these things:
  • Installs without any issues and supports a full-disk encryption installation (I'm looking at you, PCLOS.)
  • Runs reasonably fast on my somewhat elderly computer hardware
  • Is lighter on CPU and memory resource consumption than the rest
  • Redshift works properly on
  • Viber is available for and installs properly (via a flatpak which was provided within its native package installer)
  • Has stable yet reasonably up-to-date apps in its repository, and whose packager is amenable to packaging additional or updated apps and components when they're requested or when people report issues with the existing ones
  • Still offers and supports a 32-bit version which runs reasonably well on my old, cheap Intel Atom netbook with only 1GB of RAM (I still haven't unearthed my 2GB SODIMMS from storage, wherever they may be)
  • Comes with a tool that creates an ISO file of your existing installation, including your user account and settings if you want, to make restoring after a hardware (hard drive) or even computer change a piece of cake, rather than having to install from scratch again, reinstall all your apps and PPAs then restore your system config files
And people have even gotten MX to install and run on older Macbooks and Chromebooks that were never meant to run Linux!
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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by colin_b » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:12 pm

A couple of days ago I mentioned that MX's 7 day DW page hits was 1300 more than Manjaro at #2.

The gap is now 2400 hpd :eek:

Is this number transferring to downloads?

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by Adrian » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:00 am

Is this number transferring to downloads?
Can't say I see that on Sourceforge the numbers are similar to before (but in the meantime we added hundreds of mirrors so it's possible people download from other sources and from torrents)

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Re: Distrowatch Ranking

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Post by Paul.. » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:51 am

We have two torrent servers (2 seeders + 2 trackers) and each is running at ~200 peers which indicates a large and active bittorrent network.

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