Comment 2WZJ Re: I don't know....


Popular Distribution 'Crunchbang' (#!) Stops Development


I don't know.... (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2015-02-07 11:50 (#2WYB) I should say it without sounding like a troll... but the Popular Distribution 'Crunchbang'is so popular that I never even heard the name before.

Re: I don't know.... (Score: 1)

by on 2015-02-07 16:15 (#2WYE)

No that's fair point, although I wouldn't use yourself as a metric. I'm sure there's a ton, not just limited to distributions that I don't know about, but that doesn't mean there isn't a substantial community surrounding it. Especially with so many unique communities widespread, I wouldn't be surprised if I was completely unaware of some of the most favored distributions altogether. I was assuming when I wrote the title that since #! had been featured on /. several times previously, Hacker News, and a few other notable sites that it was better known.

Re: I don't know.... (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2015-02-07 18:05 (#2WYJ)

There are certainly many Linux distributions, which I don't know. Even though I use Linux since Kernel 0.9x. However, to call a Linux distribution "popular" I'd require at least some coverage in the media.

These are popular distributions:

Though I don't know what BSD is doing in a list of popular Linux distributions. :-D

Distrowatch Page Ranking:

No mention of #!. Last 12 month... 286 Distros, but no #!.

It does no mean that #! is not good. Does not mean there isn't a substantial (what counts as substantial?) community. It just means, this distribution is widely unknown, which IMHO contradicts "popular".

Re: I don't know.... (Score: 3, Informative)

by on 2015-02-09 03:38 (#2WZJ)

Crunchbang was removed from the rankings (including historically) when it was marked as 'discontinued'. Here's what it looked like in January:

While it's been gradually declining in popularity it's still ranked 20th over the last 12 months, appearing higher than distros like Xubuntu, Slackware, Gentoo, and a stack of others. I'd guess the decline is due to the 18-month gap since the most recent release.

The message to take from this is: Crunchbang was a fairly popular niche distro, and Distrowatch cannot be relied on for accurate historical rankings.


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2015-02-09 13:25 Informative +1
2015-02-16 14:32 Interesting +1

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