2013 is just around the corner and it’s time to wrap up the Linux world’s happening for 2012. So let’s start with a most obvious thought “Which Linux distributions made to the top?!”
Where do the numbers come from for you to make graphs?
If it is Distrowatch remember that they only keep figures for the number of clicks on Distrowatch pages —and that is fairly meaningless.
i thought the same when was reading it. All those data seems sniffed from distrowatch stats
This is so wrong… Distrowatch only measures the number of clicks for download a distro, not the number of people who actualy use it…
They don’t even measure the number of downloads, they simply measure the number of clicks on the specific sub-sites on Distrowatch.
This article is simply meaningless.
Agreed, Ubuntu has such a bigger reach simply by the volunteer giving to people in africa than what the chart shows. Wish linux would put a call back in for what distro runs. Anyway i hear of a new company forming to sell Linux in malls across america? Anyone hear that?
I’m a Mint user and don’t mind positive press, but this blind emphasis on distrowatch is ridiculous. The site can be used to gauge trends among a certain subset of experienced distro hoppers, it cannot be used to say anything in general about the popularity of distros.
I really like this site as it is an excellent resource but this data is worthless.
New Ubuntu in Africa? You mad?
Please explain the unit of the values used in the graphs. Where did these values come from? In particular, do you know which Linux I am running? If not I would like to know the rules you have used to rank distro popularity.
What makes you say that?
Data source is DISTROWATCH as indicated beneath the graph.
Manjaro Linux Distro of the Year –for making Arch easier
What method used in this charting? Interview?
You should change the title of the article, the most accurate would be “The most popular Linux Distribution on Distrowatch”. As it is now it is misleading and I guess it’s on purpose. Have a Happy New Year.
Using Distrowatch as a reliable source.
Otherwise, Keep up the good work! :)