[linux-elitists] Debian Fastest-Growing Distro, Says Netcraft (fwd from brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org)

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Thu Jan 29 01:15:32 PST 2004

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From: brian-slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
Date: 28 Jan 2004 23:26:03 -0000
To: slashdotnews@hyperreal.org
Subject: Debian Fastest-Growing Distro, Says Netcraft
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Link: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/01/28/1954258
Posted by: timothy, on 2004-01-28 21:20:00
Topic: debian, 294 comments

   from the all-statistics-are-flawed-of-course dept.
   Oskuro writes "According to [1]this story at [2]news.netcraft.com,
   [3]Debian was the fastest growing distribution in the last 6 months,
   closely followed by [4]SuSE and [5]Gentoo. [6]RedHat, while still
   reigning, has started to lose sites in Netcraft's survey after they
   announced the end of support for their desktop releases. The survey
   is based on the stats from webservers which include the distribution
   name in their webserver's header." Maybe it would grow even faster
   when Java issues are worked out -- read more below on that.

   [7]adamy writes "For people like me that use both Free/Open Source
   software and Java, the two have come together with two major
   exception: The [8]Java Virtual Machine and the Base Libraries. Seems
   the folks trying to get Java packages ready for Sarge [9]could have
   listed the issues. This is an interesting example of dependency tree
   pruning: Several packages are orphaned because they depend on Ant,
   which depends on Swing. Swing has been lower priority for the
   Classpath because most of the java pacakages are server side or lack
   a UI componenet."


   1. http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/01/28/debian_fastest_growing_linux_distribution.html
   2. http://news.netcraft.com/
   3. http://www.debian.org/
   4. http://www.suse.de/
   5. http://www.gentoo.org/
   6. http://www.redhat.com/
   7. http://www.younglogic.com/
   8. http://kaffe.org/
   9. http://java.debian.net/index.php/MovingJavaToMain

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