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Marketing VL => General => Topic started by: syncdram on May 19, 2013, 10:46:23 am

Title: Wow.....
Post by: syncdram on May 19, 2013, 10:46:23 am
23 to 68. Quite a drop....:(
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Post by: M0E-lnx on May 20, 2013, 06:06:03 am
??
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Post by: roarde on May 20, 2013, 05:03:18 pm
Ranking on distrowatch, I think. It's 69 today.

Up on release, then slide down as more people who want it, have it. Then next release, up again.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 21, 2013, 05:09:15 am
Oh... Didn't quite get that from the initial post...
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Post by: retired1af on May 21, 2013, 08:24:59 am
Oh... Didn't quite get that from the initial post...

You weren't the only one scratching their head.  :D
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: Lyn on May 22, 2013, 04:20:39 am
We once got into the top 10 but have been slowly sliding down the rankings, those that tend to be higher are those that release more often and get more attention.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 22, 2013, 11:22:11 am
We once got into the top 10 but have been slowly sliding down the rankings, those that tend to be higher are those that release more often and get more attention.
Those numbers can be easily altered.  It's not hard to configure a bot to 'click' on a link so that the counter keeps counting hits.  That being said, I don't believe those numbers to be accurate or take them that seriously.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: Linux4me on May 26, 2013, 04:37:18 am
23 to 68. Quite a drop....:(

No Actually 70 now.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: Linux4me on May 26, 2013, 04:48:06 am
Oh... Didn't quite get that from the initial post...

You weren't the only one scratching their head.  :D

There is not much to scratch about, this old way of Linux really doesn't have much of a following any longer. Although not a bad thing just shows the advancement since this distro base. Vector seems to be held together by the glue in this forum. Very nice to see, just don't get stuck in time.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: sledgehammer on May 26, 2013, 10:15:41 am
That the masses are too ignorant to appreciate a fine wine or Byron's The Dream, does not detract from the wine or The Dream.  VL 7 is electronic poetry of the first order.  It is one beautiful piece of work.  As my long deceased friend, Ed Poe said once in his book of Criticism:

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I have sometimes amused myself by endeavoring to fancy what would be the fate of an individual gifted, or rather accursed, with an intellect very far superior to that of his race.  Of course, he would be conscious of his superiority; nor could he (if otherwise constituted as a man is) help manifesting his consciousness.  Thus he would make himself enemies at all points.  And since his opinions and speculations would widely differ from those of all mankind-that he would be considered a madman, is evident.  How horribly painful such a condition! Hell could invent no greater torture than of being charged with abnormal weakness on account of being abnormally strong.



John
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: retired1af on May 26, 2013, 10:29:15 am
There is not much to scratch about, this old way of Linux really doesn't have much of a following any longer. Although not a bad thing just shows the advancement since this distro base. Vector seems to be held together by the glue in this forum. Very nice to see, just don't get stuck in time.

What advancement? If you're speaking of Ubuntu and their god awful UI, they can have it.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: Linux4me on May 26, 2013, 03:47:32 pm
There is not much to scratch about, this old way of Linux really doesn't have much of a following any longer. Although not a bad thing just shows the advancement since this distro base. Vector seems to be held together by the glue in this forum. Very nice to see, just don't get stuck in time.

What advancement? If you're speaking of Ubuntu and their god awful UI, they can have it.

Nowhere in my comments did I say I use ubuntu. To assume that I use ubuntu you are wrong. I use straight Debian. I tinker with other distributions on a second machine as I come across them.  I can understand you reaction to there UI. There is great division among ones preferences. Some are quite resistant to change. As far as advancement? lets use your own promotional website. " VectorLinux 7.0 Standard Edition

The final release of VectorLinux 7.0 (code name 'GG') is now available. This release is the result of nearly two years of blood sweet and tears since the very successful release of VectorLinux 6.0. VectorLinux is the fastest Linux desktop in it's class bar none. We have exceeded our original goals of VectorLinux 7 and produced a beautiful, full featured stable desktop that is fun, fast and efficient. " Do you not believe this is a advancement from your 6.0 release, or your previous versions?.  I would say someone thinks it is from this statement and is very proud of it.

Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: Linux4me on May 26, 2013, 03:56:53 pm
That the masses are too ignorant to appreciate a fine wine or Byron's The Dream, does not detract from the wine or The Dream.  VL 7 is electronic poetry of the first order.  It is one beautiful piece of work.  As my long deceased friend, Ed Poe said once in his book of Criticism:

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I have sometimes amused myself by endeavoring to fancy what would be the fate of an individual gifted, or rather accursed, with an intellect very far superior to that of his race.  Of course, he would be conscious of his superiority; nor could he (if otherwise constituted as a man is) help manifesting his consciousness.  Thus he would make himself enemies at all points.  And since his opinions and speculations would widely differ from those of all mankind-that he would be considered a madman, is evident.  How horribly painful such a condition! Hell could invent no greater torture than of being charged with abnormal weakness on account of being abnormally strong.



John


A man who professed to be wise in the site of one, but yet a fool. Ed Poe, a visionary, one who brought nothing into this world and took nothing with him. He only left his opinions on paper.
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: sledgehammer on May 26, 2013, 06:40:38 pm
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He only left his opinions on paper.

And, perhaps, a couple of other things, such as the Baltimore Ravens and "Annabel Lee."
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: Linux4me on September 01, 2013, 04:28:28 am
No, its now  up to 80 or 80%  of the people are just not interested in vector. Only the  same old forum users. There the same old people group of people posting day after day, week after week, month after month, year after "years". Just about count them on your hands and toes......:)
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: rokytnji on September 01, 2013, 08:04:52 am
I see. So. It is easy to talk the talk. let's see you walk the walk.

Or, do you just get a rise from playing Devils Advocate?

Me. being a team member on a couple of other distros ranked on distro watch. Well. I have the sense to know how fickle
popularity can be. Sometimes becoming main stream can become a nightmare. Especially for

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same old people group of people, just don't get stuck in time.

 ::)

Point and click and "why can't it be more like Windows" .

I guess the worst thing you can do in life is give someone a piece of software for free.
I guess the second worse thing you can do is speak ill of and judge someone who is dead.
I see a lot of judging. No action though. Back to my outside projects on this Sunday.
Sure could use some young strong backs.

Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: overthere on September 01, 2013, 06:45:04 pm
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this old way of Linux really doesn't have much of a following any longer. Although not a bad thing just shows the advancement since this distro base.

I am curious what this statement means in your mind. please explain "old way of linux" and the "advancement since this distro base".

If you are thinking usb with persistence, I only used one that did it right and they have not duplicated it in further releases. there are fewer useful usb persist distros than you may think, mint and puppy are consistent and useful. but perhaps you are thinking something else entirely. distribution model?, target audience?, desktop appearance? linux camps? one can only guess.
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Post by: sledgehammer on September 01, 2013, 10:35:40 pm
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If you are thinking...

"Thinking" may be giving linux4me a bit more than his due.



Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: retired1af on September 02, 2013, 04:01:21 am
Meh. Just don't feed the troll.
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Post by: Chris530 on September 02, 2013, 05:27:43 pm
systemctl disable redundant-bullshit.service
Title: Re: Wow.....
Post by: black-clover on August 22, 2017, 10:12:30 pm
I came across this old post and the issue is so moronic I couldn't help adding a thought.
By this rationale, popularity (whatever that means) is synonymous of quality.
If that was the case,  "Despacido", being downloaded a billion times a day, would be the best piece of music ever and Luis Fonzi a greater musician than Mozart.
I  think that, more often than not, popularity is actually inversely proportional to quality.