You know that the statistics on the use of GNU / Linux have to catch them all with tweezers, and no better example of this than the figures offered DistroWatch, a site that directs major based distros to search on their page. Without wishing to detract from its value to DistroWatch, their statistics serve as timely curiosity, nothing more. And here comes into play DistroRank.
As we discovered in
Ostatic, recently has been born a new site that aims to specialize in measuring the use of GNU / Linux, DistroRank, each week presents the results of its findings both GNU / Linux to BSD . What how? As they explain (including method), the factors that enter into the calculation are:
- Number of results in major search engines
- Number of news published on the distro
- indicating server are running the distro
- desktop users who are using the distro report
you are (home, work, or both), you use the distribution and additionally if they like, a comment. With all that data, each bit is updated list , which is actually not one but two, which includes only the votes of visitors and makes the mean with all data (the latter is considered more reliable).
Now I see apetecerá latest results . We start with the user ranking (published yesterday).
Mint: 6.67% RHEL: 0.74% Arch: 7.41%
: 10.2% Fedora: 3.07%
: 7.73% PCLinuxOS: 1.27% Puppy: 0.10% DSL: 0%
: 1.16% Slackware: 28.1% CentOS: 1.80% openSUSE: 4.76% Crunchbang: 1.05%
: 0.10% Knoppix: 0%
: 0.42% SnowLinux: 0.31% Zorin: 0.10%
Linux Usage – Nowhere: 0%
Linux Usage – Home: 63.0%
Linux Usage – Business: 7.09%
Linux Usage – Both: 29.4%
OpenBSD: 23.4% NetBSD: 4.68% DragonflyBSD: 6.25%
BSD Usage – Nowhere: 0%
Usage BSD – Home: 57.8%
BSD Usage – Business: 15.6%
BSD Usage – Both: 26.5%
ended with the official rankings (published on 21, the scoring system is different):
Linux Rankings (Score):
Mint (0921) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (0622) Arch (0483) Debian (0417)
(0305) Fedora (0257) Puppy (0180) PCLinuxOS (0168) Slackware (0110) Damn Small Linux (0090) CentOS (0080) openSUSE (0065) Crunchbang (0029) Slax (0024) SnowLinux (0021)
(0020) Knoppix (0018)
(0010) Zorin (0002)
OpenBSD (0219) NetBSD (0174) DragonflyBSD (0017)
The truth is that I could not find information about the actual number of users who voted , which would be an important detail to know. At the same time, mixing it in a list at home and business users, desktops and servers … Well, the same thing will happen in DistroWatch, right?