Thousand (1000) hits in less than 3 months at WordPress and 3 thousand (3000) hits at Google after 2 years was not the outcome I was expecting for Linux but never looked at the statistics till recently.
It was not a popularity contest any way.
It was to persevere and bring it out of the wilderness.
Promoting something not taken roots in the market is not easy.
Intention was to promote even less fashionable Linux Distributions other than the top 10 to 20 distributions that are used.
The catch phrase was “Linux is not only Ubuntu”
Idea was to hit 100 (a century in cricketing terms and beat Sanath in his game and age and remain not out) and remain not out.
I am not out and would like to remain so unlike Sanath.
100 was achieved in less than six months in spite of the slow download speed in Sri-Lanka and mainly CDs and very few DVDs.
Having achieved the milestone I continued (lot of sleepless nights) and it passed 150 and may be 200 now and I lost count of the number.
Idea was not to achieve number milestone but to bring out the less popular Linux Distributions into limelight.
It seems to be working now after I have migrated to WordPress.
Having 24 hits for each Knoppix and Mageia are a major milestone.
Good that I mix the Linux writing (lot of spelling and grammatical mistakes, sorry for that) with other topics and that also has contributed to the increase in the number of hits.
I will edit the mistakes and update (very difficult-Linux is moving really fast) them as and when necessary.
People who browse other topics are free to browse what is available on Linux
The categorization feature and tags are an excellent to way to attract traffic.
In the meantime the download speed in Sri-Lanka went down to 5 to 10 KiB per second with the introduction of PEOTV and I had to go to K-Torrebt and Linuxtracker.
Last weekend the LinuxTracker was out and that is the only weekend I did not have a distribution to test.
I hope LinuxTracker will bounce back with new vigour and vitality.
I will be totally handicapped, if that does not happen.
Unless somebody tracks like what the LinuxTracker does, a lot of beautiful Linux distributions would go into wilderness.
Thanks buys you made my exercise easy.
Because of the Cricket World Cup, a minor disruption to my download habit is not unwelcome change.
I can take a respite and watch cricket.
I hope it is not a long respite with Mageia, Mandriva and Suse are putting their acts together and there will be lot to download and test.
In the meantime you are free to visit parafox and asokaplus at WordPress (categorized topics with Linux given some prominence).
Keep blogging and browsing.
It is the only way to popularize excellent but less popular Linux distributions.
Thank you for hitting thousand hits.
My intention was only 100 and one.
If it his 1,0000 I may have to throw a party.