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Chubby Puppy (1.0.4) Popularity
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babbs


Joined: 10 May 2005
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Location: Running down a highway in Virginia, USA.

PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 02:02    Post_subject:  Chubby Puppy (1.0.4) Popularity  

In verious places, I've mentioned Chubby Puppy's download rate from my server. Looking over the web stats, I found a few things interesting (current, as of the timestamp of this posting):

- Chubby Puppy has been downloaded 10,593 times (614,220,493 KBytes).
- The Chubby Puppy checksum file was downloaded only 624 times.
- The number of obvious dialup connections attempting to download Chubby Puppy surprises me.
- Referring addresses are as follows:
...- distrowatch.com - 27.52%
...- Direct Request - 27.51%
...- Puppy's download page - 6.08%
...- linuxcenter.ru - 4.93%
...- Puppy's news page - 4.10%
- Top User Agents used to download Chubby Puppy:
...- Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.00; Windows 98 ) - 26.91%
...- Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1 ) - 6.82%
...- Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8 ) Gec - 4.32%
...- DA 7.0 - 4.01%
...- Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 98 ) - 3.76%
...- Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8 ) Gecko/20050 - 2.75%

Tonight was the first time I saw that distrowatch.com referrals outnumbered the direct request numbers. I don't know what the user agent "DA 7.0" is, but if it isn't Linux based, then the first Linux user agent found was in the sixth position.

I thought this info was interesting. I hope you don't mind that I've posted it (I also hope you don't think I'll be doing this all the time Wink , only when I think the numbers are interesting).

Babbs
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GuestToo
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 03:45    Post_subject:  

i think da is http://www.speedbit.com/
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 11:24    Post_subject:  

Babbs,
yes, I find those stats very interesting!

OpenOffice in a 96M live-cd must be intriguing many people!
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ICPUG

Joined: 24 Jul 2005
Posts: 1290
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 14:03    Post_subject:  

I am one of those 624 who downloaded the md5 file!

Can I just say that the concept of Chubby Puppy is brilliant. It is not just the fact that it is on a 96MB live CD. Because it is embedded with Puppy it is in RAM and FAST to open!!

I have been playing with Open Office for a while and it was only really useful from my 1.5GHz Centrino Laptop coming from a Poor Mans Install of Knoppix. On the 350MHz powered Win 98 machine it was too slow. The slowness to open Open Office has been commented on, even when users have a hard disk install.

Chubby Puppy blows the problem away.

Well done Babbs and I just hope you can maintain Chubby Puppy as both Puppy and OOO develop with later versions. I also hope your server can maintain the increase in downloading that is bound to occur as the news gets out.

OOO is a killer app for Puppy Linux and Puppy Linux is a killer OS for OOO. A marriage made in heaven.

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Bancobusto


Joined: 13 Jun 2005
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Location: Vancouver Island

PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 19:10    Post_subject:  

ICPUG, I fully second your opinion!

The first time that I ran Open Office was on a WindowsME machine (this one, last year) and I couldn't understand for the life of me why anyone liked it asides from purely political reasons (which is OK, to be sure) because it literally took 2 minutes to load on my machine.

Now, with puppy, on the same machine, no changes, it opens up in less than 10 seconds.

Yes, it's a stripped down version (not sure how much) but I'd like to say thanks to everyone who worked on this, I think it's f*cking awesome!

Cheers Very Happy

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gnomen


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 19:18    Post_subject:  

Don't overlook the torrent-downloads either. I am seeding and it is pouring out. Well, in a relative manner of speaking..
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 22:09    Post_subject:  

Bancobusto wrote:
ICPUG, I fully second your opinion!

Now, with puppy, on the same machine, no changes, it opens up in less than 10 seconds.

Cheers Very Happy


10 seconds! Shocked
That is practically an eternity by Puppy standards.
There is in OO an option to load part of OO into memory (this is what MS does with Office and other apps- loads half its programs into memory and then claims they are faster than the opposition - all is fair in Love and world domination it seems . . . )

OO v2 is VERY stable (already even in beta) and looks a lot better (i.e. - generic) it also comes with a database - so something to look forward to.

Smile

People intrigued? An Open Office that is smaller than the official release, with an operating system thrown in. I wonder why?Rolling Eyes

Go Puppy! Cool

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Bancobusto


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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2005, 22:21    Post_subject:  

Good point there Lobster.

Willl give that a whirl -

And I should clarify, that I'm running on a machine that has been certified as dying by more than one person knowledgeable enough for me to wipe my hands of them and just quote their expertice....

Next Thursday, I am going to go down to this thrift store that I know, where they have a P2, 256MB ram, come's with keyboard, monitor, mouse - $55!

I am really looking forward to testing puppy on something that seems reasonably healthy - they have Win98 loaded onto it right now, with some apps, and I figure that between the two machines I should be able to put a decent comp together.

Oh yeah, shut up Banco - talking to yourself is one thing, typing is something on an entirely different level (sorry for rambling, a little off topic).....

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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raffy

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jul 2005, 10:24    Post_subject: Your server  

I like your server for being able to churn out such huge numbers!

Or better still the owner for allowing that to happen Very Happy

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babbs


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Location: Running down a highway in Virginia, USA.

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 22:56    Post_subject: July Numbers (16-31)  

Chubby Puppy 1.0.4 Download Site Statistics for July 2005:

ISO Files: 14,082 - 773,625,364KB.
md5sum Files: 828 - 47KB.

Code:
Day      Hits        Bandwidth (Kb)
 16          3                  2
 17          2                  1
 18        151          3,321,374
 19      3,289        130,689,475
 20      2,916        113,851,139
 21      2,223         83,048,575
 22      1,540         60,348,296
 23      1,250         44,534,628
 24      1,770         69,437,880
 25      1,200         40,039,561
 26      2,752        104,426,902
 27      1,663         70,228,953
 28      1,193         22,539,121
 29        812          9,821,618
 30        463          6,389,851
 31        794         14,953,971
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug 2005, 23:21    Post_subject: August Numbers  

Chubby Puppy 1.0.4 Download Site Statistics for August 2005:

ISO Files: 6,086 - 237,713,832KB.
md5sum Files: 370 - 23KB.

Code:
Day      Hits        Bandwidth (Kb)
  1        783         13,363,371
  2      1,040         28,795,908
  3        758         22,318,395
  4      1,145          9,644,792
  5      1,803         27,023,529
  6        504          8,958,804
  7        399          8,353,343
  8      1,231         46,025,518
  9        521         10,580,388
 10        915         16,564,392
 11        708         15,591,676
 12        433          7,415,863
 13        610         21,888,103


This chart will no longer be maintained here, I will keep the statistics going on the Wiki at:
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/Puppy104StatsChubby

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Walt H


Joined: 01 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 00:04    Post_subject: question  

Although I personally prefer AbiWord and the idea of having separate stand-alone applications for the various functions (AbiWord, Gnumeric, Scribus) over a suite (OO or MS Office), I'm sure the idea of a faster responding OO suite (over versions in other distributions) is appealing. I was wondering, though, whether OpenOffice has any of the same printing issues experienced of late with AbiWord. Color me curious. Question
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 08:34    Post_subject:  

I think EarlSmith reported success printing from OO.
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wetterau

Joined: 13 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 11:50    Post_subject: oo writer printing  

OO writer prints well on my generic desktop. Abiword has intermittent problems of various kinds (printing, no smart quotes, incomplete MS Word compatibility) that keep me from using it. It loads wonderfully fast and has a good interface, but the odd hassles make OO worth the wait (30 seconds on my slow machine). OO is really excellent if you are writing day in and day out. I'd almost rather have a minimalist editor plus OO and AbiWord availability (this is what DSL offers) than include AbiWord in the base distro. Chubby is good, but Scribus is not included, a very useful program.
I can, of course, roll my own Puppy, but, given the constant improvements to the base system, it is easier to stay with what Barry chooses. This is an excellent system and getting better all the time. I love it that it is free. I give away my own work (3 novels, two collections of poems, a book of stories, and an intro to the stock market) on www.memoware.com (each in five different ebook formats, search on author: wetterau), so I'm especially gratified to be able to use Puppy. I made a living programming for 25 years; I know how much work has gone into Puppy. Many many people are going to benefit from it.
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EarlSmith

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Location: Chelsea, Alabama, USA

PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug 2005, 18:44    Post_subject:  

Yes, Barry, you are right. Here's some stats --

OO writer loads in 9 sec
OO calc loads in 9 sec
I can't believe it --- 9 secs

Puppy boots in 20 secs from GRUB with Puppy on HD

Loaded a long ms word document from a win partition
Also loaded a large excel spreadsheet from same win partition
Both printed perfectly on hp laserjet 6p printer, also was using the generic printer driver
How could anyone ask for more?

I am a VERY HAPPY Puppy user

Oh, forget to send that donation, it will be on the way tomorrow!

I have a very plain 1.2ghz AMD cpu, 256mb ram, 40gb hd with a 2gb Puppy partition.
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