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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 07:43 PM

The various OS's represented on BC's community index...number of topics...number of replies....and an average number of replies per topic
 
The figures are rough(ish)
 
                              total topics                     Replies                          Average replies per topic
Windows 8/8.1            28600                          4800                                           6
 
Windows 10                     23000                        2600                                       9
 
Windows 7                      112000                        18360                                   7
 
Windows BSOD's                 11100                      1740                                    6
 
Linux                                 36000                         3200                                     11

Edited by Queen-Evie, 13 June 2016 - 11:06 PM.
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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:19 PM

Hmm...The people in the linux section want to learn? :whistle:

 

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Edited by 66Batmobile, 13 June 2016 - 08:19 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:21 PM

....and they get more attention than any of the other forums.....


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:30 PM

One of the reasons is that there are several ways to do the same things in Linux, Another reason is members stray off topic from time to time?

 

You will notice I say members stray off topic, Why? Because we all know that anything a staff members says is on topic. :hysterical:

 

EG

OP Question.... Hi how do I install Linux?

 

Staff Reply.............. Well today I did my laundry and paid my bills on line,....... This is in no way off topic.


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:46 PM

Well, in this section, aren't we on topic if we use the word "linux" a lot? :devil:

 

In all seriousness, the biggest thing is probably just the overall amount of ground covered, this being a "general" section on the site-topics from "Which distro should I use" to "How do I install" to "troubleshooting" to "Look what I did".


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 08:47 PM

Pssssst...the Linux count is for 12 years...don't think Windows 10 has been around that long.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 04:10 AM

Well, in this section, aren't we on topic if we use the word "linux" a lot? :devil:

 

In all seriousness, the biggest thing is probably just the overall amount of ground covered, this being a "general" section on the site-topics from "Which distro should I use" to "How do I install" to "troubleshooting" to "Look what I did".

 

Yeah but Bats - it (THE TOPIC) got moved.

 

I've moved house from one Linux-friendly house to another Linux-friendly house. I have a new topic in the Linux (& Unix, remember that, also FreeBSD is welcome) Section.

 

Lol, used Linux a few times.

 

Hey Brian, like the stats.

 

Bats again

 

 

Hmm...The people in the linux section want to learn? :whistle:

 

They already have, they're using Linux.

 

Buddy, like the new avatar, what sort of butterfly is that?

 

Oops off topic - Well today I did my laundry and paid my bills on line

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:28 AM

The tips of the wings is what is so interesting...kinda snaky

 

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Attacus atlas – Atlas moth. This specimen is a captive male at the Museum of the Academy of Natural History of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:00 PM

Windows 7 ftw.. lol



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:09 PM

@wiz

 

Yeah but Bats - it (THE TOPIC) got moved.

Well, then it becomes "out of context" instead of "off topic" :P


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 06:07 PM

Post #1 The statistics you've posted, what date range are they for? The whole lifetime of the forum? The previous year? Would just like to know to get an idea of the rate of posts being made in the various forum sections as well as the amount of replies topics tend to get.
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Posted 22 June 2016 - 06:37 PM

@ rp88.....G'day !.....I must confess I did not do what i usually do. I would normally dig and dig until I had a really good deep tranche of data and then dissect it in such a fashion that it was as accurate as possible ....

 

However...on this occasion I simply went to the community index and took the prevailing figures for each os on that particular day (14th june 2016)

 

So are the figures a "bit rough"..?....hell yes  !!

 

Did the establishment of the post spur some thought that otherwise may not have taken place....I hope so !....because that was the purpose/aim of the post.

 

It is my contention that over the past few months there has been a definite increase in the interest shown in Linux. Interest is one thing...people actually installing and "owning" an install is perhaps quite something else.

 

If I, in my own way, encourage someone to take the extra step....extend that little bit of extra effort...to actually have a good experience with one of the many distributions of Linux....then my efforts will have not been in vain. 

 

Having a good experience to me means that the bs surrounding all things linux is swept out of the way for sufficient time for the person to actually 'self realise' that what he/she is experimenting with is actually doable/practical/can work in their circumsrtances.

 

I ramble....I am actually going off topic in my own topic !!


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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 03:58 AM

 

 

It is my contention that over the past few months there has been a definite increase in the interest shown in Linux.

 

That's a good thing, and not a surprise when the immediate competition is looked at (W10). Linux usage has jumped to over 2% usage for the second time in history. :guitar:

 

http://www.netmarketshare.com/

 

In case it's hard to find.

 

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Notably, Windows usage has fell below the magical number of 90%, a position they've held for years. Now that they have, it's time to see if this is a fluke or trend! :)

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:33 PM

Post #13
For clarity is that linux usage as in ubuntu,mint,debian,puppy... and the other usual desktop/laptop linux operating systems. or is it a count of everything linux based, so counting android phones and all sorts of other things alongside linux on normal computer systems. For that matter is it counting linux running on servers and supercomputers (all but 2 of the top 500 use linux of some kind or another)?

Edited by rp88, 27 July 2016 - 01:33 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:11 PM

What I found interesting are the different types of questions in the android forum vs the iOS forum. Not to be rude, but certain hardware draws in Luddites like moth to a flame IMO.






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