Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Advanced Web Statistics -- Distrowatch

For the month of December 2007, the web statistics of Distrowatch show an interesting pattern.
This stats shows the number of hits made to Distrowatch from many Operating systems and different Linux Distributions.

As usual the highest number of users have accessed Distrowatch from Windows XP ( 43.74 %).
The second position goes to Ubuntu (11.47 %).
Here we see that the best amongst Linux distributions still lags too much behind Windows XP.

Windows Vista is comfortably placed at third position with 6.94 % hits. Mac OSX scores a respectable 2.8%, considering that not many Mac enthusiasts look outside of Apple. The BSDs combined form a mere 0.3%.

Among the Linux distributions Ubuntu tops with no other distribution in near sight.
Debian (3.80%), OpenSUSE (2.27%), PCLinuxOS (2.03) and Linux Mint (1.89%) follow Ubuntu to form the Top five Linux Distributions. Its amazing that the KDE cousin of Ubuntu (Kubuntu) scores a poor 0.09%.
Decent numbers posted by PCLOS and Mint justify their page hit rankings. Surely these easy to use distros are going to be a huge hit in near future.


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15 comments:

JohnMc said...

It seems very odd that Kubuntu has such a poor showing. I am using K as I write this. I prefer it over Gnome. And for somebody transitioning from Windows to Linux KDE is a natural.

chep said...

@johnmc
I'm surprised that we have any kubuntu hits at all... =)
FF under kubuntu has word "Ubuntu" in user agent so it will be counted as ubuntu distro.
Opera (from non-free repo) and Konqueror don't have any indication of current distro at all.
You can check your user agent here.

I'm a happy kubuntu user myself. ;)
Regards!

Abhay said...

I like KDE too and find it really disappointing that Kubuntu lacks so badly against Ubuntu.

Thanks Chep,
I think this explains the high hits from Ubuntu, which is Ubuntu + Kubuntu.

Still Ubuntu rules at Distrowatch, though not in Page hit rankings :)

GWillakers said...

Perhaps Kubuntu scored poorly becauses it's users are satisfied and not looking for another distro! :)

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