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Re: Netcraft stats for web servers



Karsten Wade wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 18:46 +0100, Gerold Kassube wrote:
> 
>>If we would like to watch statistics, we may not forget the statistics
>>at distrowatch (http://www.distrowatch.com) which has a lot of settings
>>which you can set ...
>>
>>The question in that case is: Should we have a look for such
>>statistics? 
>>One of my professor at the university told us ever: Never trust a
>>statistic which is not faked by yourself :-) 
> 
> 
> The reason to watch such statistics might be made as a corollary to your
> professor's rule:  "Never trust an interpretation of widely available
> statistics that is not faked by yourself."
> 
> In other words, people care about and watch such numbers.  We need to
> know what they are and have an interpretation for those numbers, at
> minimum to stand testament to someone else's story about those numbers.
> 
> For example, Fedora was not broken out from Red Hat for a long time.
> Now I wonder, how much of Debian is Ubuntu?  I know it's a popular
> desktop OS, but when it is used as a Web server, does it present itself
> as straight Debian, in terms of how Netcraft tracks?

I now use ubuntu-server for personal web server and it represent itself
as ubuntu and netcraft also recognise it as ubuntu too. I guess not many
people use ubuntu for a web server yet. IMO ubuntu-server is pretty good
though.

> 
> - Karsten
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