Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2005 12:26 UTC, submitted by D Seymour
Linux "In this interview, Warren explains the secret to his distro's rapid and widespread proliferation. Give desktop customers what they want: a simple, reliable set of applications that are easy to acquire, install, and use. Give it away for free. Always."
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Interesting flamebait here:
by bornagainenguin on Mon 29th Aug 2005 18:49 UTC
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2005-08-07

I guess everyone else missed this little tibit:

"We also know that we hit number one at DistroWatch last January, despite the fact that Ubuntu has been stacking the deck by directing traffic to Distro Watch."

--Warren Woodford (from TFA)


So ummm...does this mean that distrowatch is no longer appropriate as a frame of reference?

/magic 8-ball: Signs point towards yes.

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RE: Interesting flamebait here:
by on Mon 29th Aug 2005 21:33 in reply to "Interesting flamebait here:"
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Definite flamebait. Very broad too...who is he accusing of stacking the deck? Canonical and Mark Shuttleworth? The Ubuntu community?

Distrowatch rankings are a measure of community interest and enthusiasm, nothing more, nothing less. I haven't seen a thing to indicate anything untoward going on.

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