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1 • Alternate PHR (by Arnold Skimminge at 2004-01-19 14:31:28 GMT) |
Just for fun i tried searching google for linux distribution, and got the following order of distributions/sites
The familiar project
This might be as informative as PHR
2 • Debian PHR (by Jacek at 2004-01-19 14:50:58 GMT)
Debian is getting more popular in Poland. In my opinion PHR increased because:
1. Fedora made lots of Linux fans look for other distro.
2. The release date has been moved and is still unknown, so people are impatient and often browse Debian page.
And is it so strange that they often use Windows to do it? No. They certainly visit Debian site from work (where Windows dominates), not from home (a lot of people connect to Internet by modem).
3 • Google search (by anonymous on 2004-01-19 14:52:09 GMT)
1. Red Hat
:: Linux distribution
3. Red Hat
4 • Happy Chinese New Year (by CN on 2004-01-19 15:50:04 GMT)
On behalf of all Chinese visitors from all over the world, I wish everyone here a happy Chinese New Year (22 Jan), and wish the coming Year of the Monkey be a fabulous year for Linux and distrowatch.com.
5 • Site still slow (by CipheR at 2004-01-19 21:21:39 GMT)
The website has been very slow for 2 weeks now, the slowdowns came long before TechTV did their report on PHLAK. I'm running a very fast cable connection ( average download speeds of 350kbps ) and each page of this site takes nearly 30 seconds to load up. Nowhere else on the net am I seeing such a problem, so there is obviously something happening with your servers that you may not be aware of.
6 • Slow Site (by gnu-dude at 2004-01-19 23:17:13 GMT)
Even if it's slow it is worth the wait.
7 • One MandrakeMove Review Wasn't Posted (by Dude on 2004-01-20 01:44:37 GMT)
Please post this review: http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5640
It was at OSNEWS a few days ago. Probably the best one so far, should pos it. Better late than never.
8 • Re: DistroWatch server slow? (by nilb on 2004-01-20 01:59:43 GMT)
Not a complaint, but just to add to other users, the server has been pretty slow lately. I'm sitting on a cable line. To rule out the hypothesis of slow dns resolution I've attempted to access the site directly from the ip: http://22.214.171.124/ . Still slow. So there's definitely a problem you guys are having on that end. Otherwise keep up the good work!
9 • WooHoo! (by madhunter at 2004-01-20 03:34:39 GMT)
I really have nothing to talk about... just wanted to say "WooHoo!"
10 • Slowness (by Rusty on 2004-01-20 04:10:55 GMT)
Just wanted to chime in--I've also noticed some sort of problem accessing distrowatch lately--I'm on a cable modem and often it'll take 30 seconds for a distrowatch page to load.
Thanks for all the hard work!!
11 • No subject (by -Slowness at 2004-01-20 04:57:41 GMT)
IVe notice slowness aswell, I thought maybe it was my connection,
12 • slow page loads... try the mirrors (by Brad at 2004-01-20 07:23:37 GMT)
I have noticed the slow page loads also. user's solution... search distrowatch in google -> open google's cache of distrowatch homepage -> then use link in cached page to open site at one of the mirrors. I'm on a 2Mbps cable line in St. Louis and the Dallas mirrors work nicely!
13 • Slow (by MixMatch at 2004-01-20 09:43:59 GMT)
maybe its all those polish guys again...
I also have experienced incredible slowness... and its not that the graphics take time to load, it just takes a long time to actually access the page for some reason.
BTW, saw the new t-shirt ad... looks very professional.
14 • Google Search: Linux Distro (by Eavy at 2004-01-20 09:56:17 GMT)
For some very interesting results, search for this: "Linux Distro"
1st: DistroWatch.com :-)
2nd: Microsoft Linux - the premier linux distro ;-)
3rd: A Linux Distro for Barbie?
15 • DNS Resolution of Distrowatch (by Kumarmu at 2004-01-20 11:40:00 GMT)
We in India also had problem in accessing www.distrowatch.com.
The error message was `cannot resolve the address'.
After a few days, it started working fine.
16 • Panic in Poland (by mrcactus at 2004-01-20 13:31:24 GMT)
I'd really be carefull about saying that visitors from Poland are tryng to cheat(of course that migth bo possible as well).
Recently, our police started to visit private homes (in two districts, AFAIR - 'Lubuskie' and 'Slaskie') to find illegal software. The panic started.
Since most of the people are using pirated version of Windows at home, they got scared and started to seek a way to become legal, so that they can avoid charges from the police. That's how the rush towards Linux began. Just imagine a situation where a whole stock of a newspaper with Linux CDs is sold out in a few hours, and people are standing in queues to get it.
In my opinion, the increased activity of visitors from Poland is really understanbable in these circumstances.
17 • Re: Panic in Poland (by wvh on 2004-01-20 14:38:05 GMT)
Isn't Poland much bigger than Bill Gates? What if all people decided to stand up and tell Gates to shove it - it's not as if he always plays by the rules, and I'm pretty sure he's rich enough after all that lobbying and rule-bending. The man is born a millionaire, and cheated his way to bilionaire, for crying out loud. If we all stick to nice little hypocrite rules, a few morons that ignore all basic human morality, honour and honesty shall always rule this planet, and we shall take it like the Western fearfully apathic judeo-christian capitalist slaves we are.
I'm fed up hearing about RIAA, Microsoft and friends threatening us for doing what they do in a much larger scale. It's not because they can pay to get the law bent a bit their way, that they are right about the things they do. Bill Gates, of all people, shouldn't come crying about copying software or dishonesty...
Anyway, if that means more users of opensource software, that can only be a good thing.
18 • Re: Re: Panic in Poland (by mrcactus at 2004-01-20 15:00:45 GMT)
I think it's rather a matter of consciousness. If people were given any alternative, they would not *steal* (at least most of them wouldn't, I guess).
But , guess what, it's very hard to find a computer sience teacher in Polish grammar/high school who knows anything about Linux/Open source alternatives. Children are tought to use Windows, think Windows, without even knowing there's anyting 'outside' that world.
Nobody cares that license fees are rather expensive for families. Acctually, most families don't know they have to pay for them.
To make things worse, Polish government seems to be very attached to MS as well. (AFAIR Bill G. and Ballmer even visited our prime minister to settle some contracts, correct me if I'm wrong).
I'm not talking MS is bad. I'd just like to see an alternative presented to the people.
19 • WIN/LINUX statistics? (by surfer on 2004-01-20 15:37:39 GMT)
You've never published hit statistics by operating system. It would be interesting to know how large share of accesses are with Linux, and whether it's increasing or decreasing..
I'd suspect that decreasing Linux share would be a good sign, indicating growing interest among windows users.
20 • Slowness (by A User on 2004-01-20 19:40:45 GMT)
I noticed the slowdown a little over a week ago. Funny thing is that I can load up a dallas mirror in 1/3 the time that I can the New York Mirror 25 miles away!
BTW on a cable line here too...
21 • Slow (by Gary on 2004-01-20 23:29:46 GMT)
On cable modem and have to wait 30 seconds and longer to get on. Sometimes up to and over a minute. "Waiting for Distrowatch..." is displayed in the Mozilla message bar. The ip in question appears to be 126.96.36.199.
22 • polish page hits (by jim at 2004-01-21 08:00:46 GMT)
hey ladislov kick those polish debian hunters over to mepis . theyll be sendin hugs & kisses. :>) theyve got sarge workin great. installs easier than windows. ya might want to play with it yourself. very fine distro. regards
23 • Re: Panic in Poland (by MixMatch at 2004-01-21 09:11:32 GMT)
Sure, there may be many polish people switching to linux or whatever. You have to read the accusation carefully, however. The key is that there was a multitude of visits to the debian page, with very few to the main distrowatch page from these same visitors. Is there some fettish with Debian in Poland or?
24 • Debian and Polish ingenuity (by Tom Korzan at 2004-01-21 11:56:02 GMT)
I suppose somebody has just selected the Debian page as the default url in their browser, without meaning anything wrong. The vast majority of users in Poland connect through a variable IP address (policy of TP$A, the Polish Telecom), so if the chap goes on line pretty frequently, it might result in the unintentional abuse. You can perhaps write a script preventing people from getting onto the distribution pages otherwise than by clicking the link on the main page. I wonder how this would change your statistics?
25 • just a little joke (by Benjamin Vander Jagt at 2004-01-24 03:04:12 GMT)
make install, not war
(sorry, that's a bit spammish!)
I used the mirrors before, and at times, the news was very old. even shift-reload didn't update them. anyone else had that problem?
and BTW, as an update, Linux (SuSE 9.0 in particular) is very popular in my store. refusing to sell Windows systems hasn't hurt me in the slightest. in fact, though I can't prove it with numbers, it seems to have helped. hooray for the paradigm shift, unstoppable since the GNU GPL started!
26 • Hallo Distrovsatch. (by Miroslav Karlovsky at 2004-01-24 20:06:20 GMT)
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