17.0.2 has over 400,000 downloads to date

I found the statistics sections of Sourceforge. 348,839 downloads of the official editions at the time of writing:

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and another 55,000 torrent file downloads:

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And add in more than 22,000 downloads of the community editions over the same period and that's quite the (potential) user base, and a fair bit larger than I expected. I mean seriously, we have the power to break at least 40,000 machines (assuming a very conservative 10% conversion)? :exploding_head:

So the question is, do we need to do anything different to promote 17.0.3? :slight_smile:

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Very impressive! Does that number include the people who have downloaded Manjaro using BitTorrent?

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Oh, crikey, I didn't even think to check that...

Add in another 55,000:

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That's 400,000... :scream:

I now want to know how many of these are active installations...

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Manjaro has taken a lot of of popularity lately:
https://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=popularity

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The interesting thing there is that the "popularity" doesn't appear to tally with downloads. For example, Antergos is around #5 but has had only ~6,000 downloads from Sourceforge in the same time period.

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That's likely because Manjaro has a download for every desktop environment, and Antergos has one for all.

The Xfce 64-bit iso by itself has 10,916 downloads just in the last week, so I don't think that's it. :wink:

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Hahaha! Okay.

What I see is that Antergos has a quite good desktop setup, but both the OS and the forum are lacking a bit in quality assurance.

Yeah, I'm not commenting on Antergos itself, more the Distrowatch rankings.

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Even with the recent release of openSUSE Leap 42.3, we still outrank them on Distrowatch.

According to this (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Statistics_charts) Fedora was getting ~55,000 downloads per week in 2009. We're currently on ~35,000.

I'm looking for some more up-to-date statistics, but I'm starting to think we might be bigger than I'd thought...

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Meritocracies pissed off many people, and now they are turning to more flat and less bureaucratic developed distributions.

Technically the richest and best at it is Arch, and Manjaro seems the best option to get it working easily.

I would say that Manjaro isn't as straightforward as Ubuntu, for example. But the difference is that everything seems to work fine, where in Debian an Ubuntu most applications are filled with bugs and contributing is way too hard.

Here you can easily talk with plenty people, and the web forum is well organised. If you want to share some code, you can deliver it easily through the AUR.

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How many of those are redownloads for failed installs, bad mds, USB fails, and users that don't grasp the fact that Manjaro is a rolling release and download to upgrade because that what it looks like in the distrowatch announcements as if Manjaro is like Ubuntu new releases instead of snapshots every month?

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That's the question. I was going to raise the "how to get installation statistics" question but I'm pretty sure that would be misinterpreted as wanting to introduce tracking and telemetry and phoning-home and all that.

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Is it possible to break down the download stats by Manjaro editions (Xfce, KDE, Gnome)?

I actually download every time a new release comes out, not to reinstall, but for 2 reasons.

(1) to have an up-to-date rescue disk in case I need it
(2) to seed the torrents of the latest release

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Yup:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/17.0.2/kde/stats/timeline
https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/17.0.2/architect/stats/timeline
https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/17.0.2/xfce/stats/timeline
https://sourceforge.net/projects/manjarolinux/files/release/17.0.2/gnome/stats/timeline

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So... Xfce > KDE > Gnome.

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This is correct I was looking on Fedora they say its impossible in any Linux distro to get accurate figures of use unless the user registers the download.
And then that could be classed as tracking

And do you ever need the rescue disc? seeing you can make one in minuets just curious as a backup disc is ready to go all setup.

It would be nice if people could buy notebooks and desktops loaded with Manjaro Linux (and not only in the U.S.). Am I daydreaming?

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