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RAV TUX
September 6th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Rank Distribution H.P.D*
1 Ubuntu (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntu) 2456http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
2 openSUSE (http://distrowatch.com/suse) 1662http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
3 Fedora (http://distrowatch.com/fedora) 1444http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
4 Gentoo (http://distrowatch.com/gentoo) 1155http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
5 Mandriva (http://distrowatch.com/mandriva) 1007http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
6 Debian (http://distrowatch.com/debian) 989http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
7 MEPIS (http://distrowatch.com/mepis) 977
8 PCLinuxOS (http://distrowatch.com/pclinuxos) 955
9 Freespire (http://distrowatch.com/freespire) 910http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
10 Slackware (http://distrowatch.com/slackware) 846
11 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce) 744http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png

(Mepis, PCLinuxOS & Slackware in negative growth)

Great news for Ubuntu CE!

aysiu
September 6th, 2006, 04:20 AM
How is that possible?

RAV TUX
September 6th, 2006, 04:22 AM
How is that possible?
don't know run the figures yourself, for the last seven days:

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?dataspan=1

aysiu
September 6th, 2006, 04:23 AM
No, I see that it's true... but how is that possible? Who are all these people who have been hitting that page?

RAV TUX
September 6th, 2006, 04:25 AM
How popular is your distribution? The Page Hit Ranking statistics have attracted plenty of attention and feedback. Originally, each distribution-specific page was pure HTML with a third-party counter at the bottom to monitor interest of visitors. Later the pages were transformed into plain text files with PHP generating all the HTML code, but the original counter remained unchanged. In May 2004 the site switched from publicly viewable third-party counters to internal counters. This was prompted by a continuous abuse of the counters by a handful of undisciplined individuals who had confused DistroWatch with a voting station. The counters are no longer displayed on the individual distributions pages, but all visits (on the main site, as well as on mirrors) are logged. Only one hit per IP address per day is counted.

The figures in the third column of each table represent the average number of hits per day for the specified period. The tables are updated daily at around 40 minutes past midnight GMT.

How popular is your distribution... (http://distrowatch.com/stats.php?section=popularity) (updated daily)


There most be an interest for the product?

RAV TUX
September 6th, 2006, 04:33 AM
More about the PHR on DW


What is this "Page Hit Ranking"?

It is a light-hearted way of looking at popularity of distribution. Since each distribution has its own page, I though it would be fun to track the number of visitors viewing individual distribution pages. The HPD figure represents hits per day by unique visitors; as determined by the visitor's IP address. This prevents those readers, not disciplined enough, from rigging the results by re-loading the pages multiple times. The idea is to identify which distributions attract most attention and to rank them accordingly. Admittedly, the page clicks by themselves may not always reflect the popularity correctly, but they should, over time, provide an indication about what is hot among the readers frequenting these pages.

These rules have been implemented to prevent various counter reloading schemes:
Repeated page and counter reloads in short or regular intervals are not permitted. If you are inclined to set up cron jobs to repeatedly "wget" your favourite distro's page counter, then please do yourself a favour and go to see a psychologist. You need help.
All suspicious page hit counts will be investigated and any regularly reloaded counts will be deducted from the total count.
The repeat offender's IP address might be banned from accessing all areas of DistroWatch.

mhancoc7
September 6th, 2006, 12:05 PM
No, I see that it's true... but how is that possible? Who are all these people who have been hitting that page?


There most be an interest for the product?

I have been watching this closely and it is pretty amazing. I have been extremely happy with the overall reaction. I get tons of emails daily asking how they can help or letting me know that they support the project. My favorite are the ones that let me know that they have "converted" to UCE. I have even sold a few copies to a gentleman who is on dialup and wante to hand out discs to his friends. I only charged for shipping ($4.05), but he paid me $7.77. :)

I have been running at the limit on my servers bandwith. The main iso server (Oklahoma Christian University) had to put a cap on their outgoing bandwith to make sure that the UCE downloads did not bring them down.

My site traffic has gone from about 100 unique visitors a day to an average of 6000 unique visitors a day.

Jereme

enopepsoo
September 6th, 2006, 12:47 PM
WhatWouldJesusDownload.com

That's funny.

:-k

mhancoc7
September 6th, 2006, 01:14 PM
That's funny.

:-k

Well it was supposed to be catchy.

I am not sure, however, what this has to do with this threads topic. :-k

Jereme

RAV TUX
September 7th, 2006, 04:53 AM
btw your up to # 10...

Rank Distribution H.P.D* 1 Ubuntu (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntu) 2446 2 openSUSE (http://distrowatch.com/suse) 1658 3 Fedora (http://distrowatch.com/fedora) 1391 4 Gentoo (http://distrowatch.com/gentoo) 1156http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 5 Mandriva (http://distrowatch.com/mandriva) 1015http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 6 Debian (http://distrowatch.com/debian) 1010http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 7 MEPIS (http://distrowatch.com/mepis) 964 8 PCLinuxOS (http://distrowatch.com/pclinuxos) 914 9 Slackware (http://distrowatch.com/slackware) 837 10 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce) 830http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png

mhancoc7
September 7th, 2006, 04:58 AM
btw your up to # 10...

Rank Distribution H.P.D* 1 Ubuntu (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntu) 2446 2 openSUSE (http://distrowatch.com/suse) 1658 3 Fedora (http://distrowatch.com/fedora) 1391 4 Gentoo (http://distrowatch.com/gentoo) 1156http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 5 Mandriva (http://distrowatch.com/mandriva) 1015http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 6 Debian (http://distrowatch.com/debian) 1010http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 7 MEPIS (http://distrowatch.com/mepis) 964 8 PCLinuxOS (http://distrowatch.com/pclinuxos) 914 9 Slackware (http://distrowatch.com/slackware) 837 10 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce) 830http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png

Yeah, I just saw that myself. It is at #22 for the month which I think is pretty cool too. Who knew? :D
Jereme

ubuntu27
September 7th, 2006, 06:49 AM
Can't believe how fast this new distro is catching up in popularity!
It must be because it is based on Ubuntu. :)

mhancoc7
September 7th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Can't believe how fast this new distro is catching up in popularity!
It must be because it is based on Ubuntu. :)

No doubt that being based on Ubuntu is helping. I also think that there are a lot more Christian "geeks" like me than we thought. :)

Jereme

Lord Illidan
September 7th, 2006, 11:16 AM
Congrats, mate...

greggh
September 8th, 2006, 06:35 AM
#7 now :-k

RAV TUX
September 8th, 2006, 09:47 AM
#7 now :-k

awww you beat me to the post:

Rank Distribution H.P.D*
1 Ubuntu (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntu) 2476http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
2 openSUSE (http://distrowatch.com/suse) 1745http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
3 Fedora (http://distrowatch.com/fedora) 1284http://distrowatch.com/images/other/adown.png
4 Debian (http://distrowatch.com/debian) 1021http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
5 MEPIS (http://distrowatch.com/mepis) 985http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
6 Mandriva (http://distrowatch.com/mandriva) 959http://distrowatch.com/images/other/adown.png
7 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce) 926http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png

at this rate you'll surpass Mepis,....soon...you have already surpassed PCLinuxOS

mhancoc7
September 8th, 2006, 09:51 AM
at this rate you'll surpass Mepis,....soon...you have already surpassed PCLinuxOS

Yeah, it is moving fast. I am really excited to see that Ubuntu CE is now in the top 100 for the last 6 months, especially since it has only been out for about a month and a half. This also puts it on the main page.

96 Morphix (http://distrowatch.com/morphix) 60http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
97 Pentoo (http://distrowatch.com/pentoo) 59http://distrowatch.com/images/other/alevel.png
98 Mediainlinux (http://distrowatch.com/medialinux) 57http://distrowatch.com/images/other/adown.png
99 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce) 55http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png
100 tinysofa (http://distrowatch.com/tinysofa) 51

Jereme

Flavian
September 8th, 2006, 03:46 PM
That's pretty cool... :)
Maybe I should give it a try as well :)
Question: Have you modified anything to implement it any better into gnome, or did you just add the packages, which I could download myself?

Since I already run ubuntu and have customized it tons, I am not sure if it would be good to switch at all...
I will defenitely give it a try on my second computer and if I think it's good, hand it out in my church :)

Keep up the good work Brother!
Flo

Flavian
September 8th, 2006, 03:55 PM
Ok, found my question to be useless... http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=253165 found the answer to it :)

God bless you!
Flo

Robertjm
September 8th, 2006, 07:51 PM
In all honesty, a vast majority MAY be clicking on it since it says Ubuntu, not knowing what CE standards for. Had the christbuntu moniker stuck I'd bet on the number being lower.

Here's to hoping it stays where it is!!

Robert


No, I see that it's true... but how is that possible? Who are all these people who have been hitting that page?

greggh
September 9th, 2006, 01:27 AM
Now #4 with a bullet ^

RAV TUX
September 9th, 2006, 01:30 AM
at this rate you'll surpass Mepis,....soon...you have already surpassed PCLinuxOS

Rank Distribution H.P.D* 1 Ubuntu (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntu) 2488http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 2 openSUSE (http://distrowatch.com/suse) 1879http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 3 Fedora (http://distrowatch.com/fedora) 1241http://distrowatch.com/images/other/adown.png 4 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce) 1023http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png

as predicted you passed Mepis.

Anonii
September 9th, 2006, 01:38 AM
To tell you the truth, if I was in a site like distrowatch checking distros, and I saw a Christian Linux, it would be my first click.

But still, its not normal.
It must be His will.

mhancoc7
September 9th, 2006, 02:55 AM
This is really unbelievable.
God Bless, Jereme

montgoej
September 10th, 2006, 12:04 AM
This is so awesome, seeing Ubuntu CE at #4. Looks like Fedora has gone down a considerable amount though, maybe CE stole some of their hits, lol. I can see the next Distrowatch headline saying "Ubuntu CE Steals Hits From Fedora, Next Target Unknown"
~Jordan Montgomery

tjotser
September 11th, 2006, 09:47 AM
I know why this is happened, because it was mentioned twice in a row on distrowatch weekly. Read all the comments there and go figure where all the clicks are coming from. Hell -no pun- I even took a look but wasn't impressed. Still that adds up to some votes. This will sort itself out is my guess. Someday the christians will decide to also switch to kubuntu/xubuntu and just get those 2-3 packages themselves.:-k

mhancoc7
September 11th, 2006, 10:40 AM
I know why this is happened, because it was mentioned twice in a row on distrowatch weekly. Read all the comments there and go figure where all the clicks are coming from. Hell -no pun- I even took a look but wasn't impressed. Still that adds up to some votes. This will sort itself out is my guess. Someday the christians will decide to also switch to kubuntu/xubuntu and just get those 2-3 packages themselves.:-k

Is it that hard for you to consider that there might be a true interest in this project? I think you are correct that many visit the page who are not interested in the project, but are just curious. However, the DW page ranking combined with the number of downloads that I have been able to track and the emails that I receive daily are proof enough for me that there is a true interest.

Also just curious, why would you go out of your way to be rude?

Jereme

greggh
September 11th, 2006, 12:20 PM
I think it's great that this distro is getting some exposure. It's just one more great example of the flexibility and freedom of GNU Linux. I will offer up this as a possible explanation of the tremendous number of views on DW though... the name of the Distro on DW is UbuntuCE, and it might not be immediately clear to many that click on it that the CE stands for Christian Edition. Since Ubuntu is so popular many would click it just to find out what kind of special Ubuntu it is.

mhancoc7
September 11th, 2006, 12:29 PM
I think it's great that this distro is getting some exposure. It's just one more great example of the flexibility and freedom of GNU Linux. I will offer up this as a possible explanation of the tremendous number of views on DW though... the name of the Distro on DW is UbuntuCE, and it might not be immediately clear to many that click on it that the CE stands for Christian Edition. Since Ubuntu is so popular many would click it just to find out what kind of special Ubuntu it is.

No doubt. I would be lieing if I said that Ubuntu CE is not reaping the benefits of the name. Another way to see how much exposure Ubuntu CE has gotten to to Google "Ubuntu Christian Edition" and see how many results you get.

Thanks, Jereme

Robertjm
September 11th, 2006, 03:48 PM
642,000 as of 7:40am PAC on Sept. 11th.


...Another way to see how much exposure Ubuntu CE has gotten to to Google "Ubuntu Christian Edition" and see how many results you get.

Thanks, Jereme

mhancoc7
September 11th, 2006, 03:53 PM
642,000 as of 7:40am PAC on Sept. 11th.

I think that is pretty good being that I really did not do much at all in the way of getting the word out. :) I have seen it as high as 895,000!
Jereme

mhancoc7
October 1st, 2006, 10:49 AM
Well Ubuntu CE dropped back down a bit, but with the release of v1.3 we are climbiing back. I really like to look at the numbers for the last 3 or 6 months. Currently Ubuntu CE is #50 for the last 6 months! :-D
[/URL]
119http://distrowatch.com/images/other/adown.png 49 [URL="http://distrowatch.com/vlos"]VLOS (http://distrowatch.com/fox)
115http://distrowatch.com/images/other/alevel.png 50 Ubuntu CE (http://distrowatch.com/ubuntuce)
113http://distrowatch.com/images/other/aup.png 51 Scientific (http://distrowatch.com/scientific)
113http://distrowatch.com/images/other/alevel.png 52 OpenBSD (http://distrowatch.com/openbsd)

God Bless, Jereme

dakotadare2b
October 1st, 2006, 10:56 PM
People have to be talking about it and interested in it. I found out about it on Netscape.com, as it was posted on their very first ranking page of "Top Stories", a couple of weeks ago.

I was interested in the Christian theme, so I checked out Ubuntu CE right away, tried the live CD, and decided to install it. I have been enjoying the experience ever since. It got this Window's user to give Linux a shot, and I have not regretted it. Of course, I have a lot to learn but that is part of the experience and appeal; to have the ability to use an open source OS and other open source applications and to make it your own. I have been enjoying the Ubuntu community, as well.

Great work, Jereme!!

God Bless,
Randy

mhancoc7
October 2nd, 2006, 09:40 AM
People have to be talking about it and interested in it. I found out about it on Netscape.com, as it was posted on their very first ranking page of "Top Stories", a couple of weeks ago.

I was interested in the Christian theme, so I checked out Ubuntu CE right away, tried the live CD, and decided to install it. I have been enjoying the experience ever since. It got this Window's user to give Linux a shot, and I have not regretted it. Of course, I have a lot to learn but that is part of the experience and appeal; to have the ability to use an open source OS and other open source applications and to make it your own. I have been enjoying the Ubuntu community, as well.

Great work, Jereme!!

God Bless,
Randy

Thanks Randy,
That is a great testimonial. I am glad to have you hear and I hope you continue to enjoy Ubuntu CE.
God Bless, Jereme