MX Linux: passed Manjaro distribution to Distrowatch's Hit Ranking

MX Linux: first in Distrowatch visits. Because I'm very busy with Linux, I often visit the Distrowatch page. The page is an online directory of Linux distributions. So you can look for the distribution that interests you and find out if it meets your needs. The website is updated daily with new versions of distributions and open source applications.


Hit Ranking now using Distrowatch is a method of evaluating interest in the distributions hosted on the website. Essentially, the service counts the clicks that each distribution receives, highlighting those that interest most users.

This feature of the page, has occasionally made the apple dispute between large distributors claiming the first places as it is just a clicks counter of the page of each distribution. The page displays data per year, month, 30 days, week, etc.

While there are many who consider DistroWatch as a non-objective source for the popularity of Linux projects, one that can not be denied is the age and completeness of the site. The page has been addressed to Linux friends for years, has almost every release that has been released and adds to any new distribution that is being distributed by developers.

This means that the majority of clicks come from Linux geeks, so the ranks are probably not so unrepresentative.

So I'm not referring to Hit Ranking as a reliable method of evaluating each distribution, but more as a "counter" of traffic to a page that only deals with Linux.
If you are trying to find other ranking results, a good source is Alexa.

But let's look at what has emerged in Distrowatch lately. For a very long time (since 2011) the Mint distribution held the number one spot in the DW Hit Ranking. But for some time now Manjaro, an Arch Linux fork, has been ranked in the Mint distribution. So since yesterday, for the first time, the MX Linux distribution managed to pass Manjaro:

Thus, the total ranking results for the last 6 months 2018-2019 and the first 20 distributions are as follows:

Note that 14 of the 20 distributions are LTS (provide long-term support), and 1 of these 14 also has (and) a Rolling Release. Of course we are talking about openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Four of the 14 have Rolling Releases only (Arch, Manjaro, Antergos, and Kali). The Solus distribution is semi-rolling and the Fedora distribution which is a cutting edge distribution but is not rolling.
OpenSUSE also has a LTS version called Leap.

Finally, the ReactOS distribution is a standalone distribution that uses the principles of Windows NT to design.

But let's talk about MX Linux.

At we love and highly recommend the MX Linux operating system. It is a Linux distribution based on the Debian stable, and we recommend it to anyone, experienced or beginner.

The distribution came from a collaboration between antiX and MEPIS Linux communities that has ceased to grow.

It uses Xfce as the default desktop, and is an operating system that combines an elegant and efficient desktop with simple settings, high stability, consistent performance and minimal footprint. In short, it is a fairly light distribution that does not sacrifice quality.
MX Linux

At first glance, you will not see too many changes that make the distribution different from the others. But there are… they are subtle but essential. MX Tools for example πουν They convert a Linux system to the standards that Windows friends have.

MX Linux

This of course has not gone unnoticed by Linux friends, as we see in the Distrowatch ranking the distribution has now reached the first place, surpassing Manjaro, which has long been at the top.

But let's look at the rank that Alexa gives. This rank now concerns the global ranking of the website of each project, and is a method used as a metric traffic system. So we can talk about metrics that show the popularity of a website in relation to the rest globally, and no longer among geeks.

So in the pictures below you can see the Alexa rating in the distributions that are first in the Distrowatch ranking: MX, Manjato and Mint.

MX Linux

The ranking is very different, with Mint clearly ahead of the MX and Manjaro distributions. On the other hand, we notice a decrease in the traffic of the Mint page (pay attention to the graphic).

After all of the above, it's probably safe to say that Mint still holds the top spot globally, and that the MX Linux and Manjaro operating systems seem to be more popular with geeks, as they hold the top spot in the Distrowatch standings. .

Of course we would like to see your comments on the above text, and on what distribution you choose and why.


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