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Since I am sick with Tonsillitis I decided to take a quick break from news and work on something else. Today I have updated the User Statistics Page and here's what's new.

Three new Linux Distributions join the ranks:
- PCLinuxOS
- Netrunner
- ZorinOS

So we now have a choice of 25 different distributions. We have 339 people who claim their Distribution is "Not Listed", so it would be good if you could check and let me know if yours is still missing and if not, select it to help us get accurate stats.

Also, I have implemented an expandable full details box (click it) for a full list with percentages and total users. So now the graphs are a "Top 10" and the expandable box will have more info. This is something that was requested before, so I was happy to add it in.

Now, what else what you guys like this page to display? I'm keen to make it as useful as possible for you guys!

I've also done a bunch of back-end work towards having the ability to select the date of the graphs you want to see, so in future there will be a dropdown box or something for say "july 2016, august 2016, sep..." you get the idea.

Visit the User Statistics page for the fresh stats right now: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/users/statistics

Updates
Okay, so now the RAM and Resolution graphs work properly again, those are the two that use natural number sorting, rather than highest to lowest like all the others.

I have now also enabled the javascript for the graphs, so hovering over a bar will now give you the percentage. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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z3ntu 24 Jul, 2016
Everything under 14GB RAM is missing!
ZigZag 24 Jul, 2016
I would love to see some statistical progression of different hardware trends, like a graph for the GPU trends as an example, what vendor is gaining and so on... just with data for each month, quarter or year, what ever makes sense :)
Liam Dawe 24 Jul, 2016
z3ntuEverything under 14GB RAM is missing!
Yeah working on that ATM, it's tricky because people want it sorted by RAM, not just by total users. Have to work out a decent natural sorting method for it.
Maki 24 Jul, 2016
My personal setup is still missing the distribution: BunsenLabs
liamphmurphy 24 Jul, 2016
Are you keeping the 'history' of these stats? Like, keeping a backup of all of the stat refreshes?

Would just be cool 6 months, a year etc down the line to see how things have changed since the statistics page launched.

Thanks for keeping this up!
ripper 24 Jul, 2016
Graphs should be sorted in descending order, so the most used item should be on top. For example, distribution list should start with Ubuntu on top. Currently it's counter-intuitive. I'd keep current sorting for number-based graphs, like RAM or Resolution, it makes sense in those cases.
ripper 24 Jul, 2016
I'd like to see percentages, not just total numbers, for example on mouse over. Currently it's extremely hard to say e.g. how many percent of people use an AMD graphics card, or, even worse, GNOME Desktop.
Liam Dawe 24 Jul, 2016
ripperGraphs should be sorted in descending order, so the most used item should be on top. For example, distribution list should start with Ubuntu on top. Currently it's counter-intuitive. I'd keep current sorting for number-based graphs, like RAM or Resolution, it makes sense in those cases.

I agree, I'm doing that now.
Luke_Nukem 24 Jul, 2016
Actually, I'd like to see a category for "Tiling Window Managers", or see that added as a choice under "Desktop Environment".
Segata Sanshiro 24 Jul, 2016
I still think sorting it out by distro families is the way forward, you'd have to spend such a disproportionate amount of time to include all the most obscure distros. Hannah Montana Linux doesn't mean much to anyone except to the one person using it, so from a user statistics point of view it would be pointless to include.

That's just my opinion, I know people tend to feel very strongly and want what distro they're using to be known, but from a gaming standpoint, it's somewhat irrelevant.




Last edited by Segata Sanshiro on 24 July 2016 at 9:43 pm UTC
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