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Marketing VL => General => Topic started by: edgeofthewoods on September 25, 2008, 01:17:36 pm

Title: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: edgeofthewoods on September 25, 2008, 01:17:36 pm
Just went to Distro Watch today andlooked at the last 7 days Vector has moved to break the top 20. Currently it is #17!!  Looks like the word is starting to get ou there. I found Vector from a friend who is a Slackware  preacher!! Told me Vector is the stuff and I would be an idiot not to try it. Well I try to tell everyone I know and have even installed it on a few friends PC's. Well guess what? After  I do the initial config and set up I don't hear back with issues, like I did with Mandriva and (K)Ubuntu. Only thing I here is Man I never new a P3 would move like my kids Dual Core!!. Keep up the good work. And lets keep Vector climbing the Distrowatch charts.

Chuck
Edgewood NM
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: Joe1962 on September 25, 2008, 02:38:28 pm
VL always climbs for a while after a release, sometimes quite dramatically. The highest I've personally seen it was at 5th place, believe it or not! I even took a screenshot for posterity. Unfortunately, login at image-upload.net seems borked right now, so I can't link it.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: caitlyn on September 25, 2008, 02:45:14 pm
Hmmm... I just looked and with the default view (6 mo. avg) we're still at #24.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: Joe1962 on September 25, 2008, 02:48:03 pm
Ok, a bit of advanced search here on the Forum and I found this:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=3601.msg23129#msg23129
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: vector on September 25, 2008, 06:34:30 pm
with almost a 300 point jump in one day thats pretty impressive in my book and 13 points for 6 months impressive too.......................:) We should break the top 10 but as Joe pointed out staying there is the trick.

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: caitlyn on September 25, 2008, 08:04:37 pm
There is no doubt that each of the last two release announcements (VL 6.0 alpha 2 and VL SOHO 5.9.1) have built interest on Distrowatch.  I do think that's a good thing.  I also think the all hands efforts we've had to get the latest security issues patched just about immediately also makes VL look very good to new people who might be coming over from Distrowatch or elsewhere.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: wcs on September 26, 2008, 03:40:09 am
6.0 is the one that will get it higher!
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: Dweeberkitty on September 26, 2008, 07:35:30 am
Everytime VL goes on DW, even my site gets a large spike in visitors. I think the key is successively releasing info on DW. In other words, keep VL alive to those who are watching from there.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: vector on September 27, 2008, 07:43:03 pm
As I predicted we hit #9 tonight. However that spunky little Gos is outpacing us slightly but we passed Sidux.................:)

cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: Dweeberkitty on September 27, 2008, 07:58:21 pm
As I predicted we hit #9 tonight. However that spunky little Gos is outpacing us slightly but we passed Sidux.................:)

cheers,
Vec

Hurry up and fix the ndiswrapper bug and release a 5.9.2 as soon as VL vanishes from the main DW page............. ;D
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: caitlyn on September 27, 2008, 08:54:57 pm
I'd be more excited about 6.0 alpha 3 or beta 1.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: wcs on September 27, 2008, 10:34:52 pm
I just went there and saw something veeery strange.
Vector was actually at number 1 for a number of statistics (honest!).
But don't get too excited... Ubuntu wasn't even on the list, so there must be something wrong with distrowatch.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: stretchedthin on September 27, 2008, 10:40:01 pm
Just saw the same thing myself. Took a couple screen shots.
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: wcs on September 27, 2008, 10:42:25 pm
Pretty funky, although there's no way that that's the top 10 for the last 6 months.

EDIT: 6 months is now back to normal... I liked the other version much better.
Perhaps they're only now realising that their statistics were messed up all this time, and Vector is much more popular than we thought.  ;D
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: caitlyn on September 27, 2008, 11:36:03 pm
Actually think about all the celebrations in Latvia when Austrumi hit #11  ;D
Title: Re: Vector on Distrowatch
Post by: wcs on October 17, 2008, 06:15:41 pm
Vector currently at 9 for the last 30 days.