The Blog is Hot – status report

Posted in opensuse by mschlander on 19/04/2010

Today it was five months ago that I announced the availability of, and soon I’ll begin updating it for openSUSE 11.3, so it’s a good time for a quick status report.

Since the initial announcement the guide has had a few improvements including short, embedded screencasts using html5+Ogg Theora, demonstrating how to install packages, adding repositories and basic terminal usage.

The guide has been averaging steadily at about 230 unique visitors per day in the entire 5 month period. By far the most of the visitors are American, Germans are second, while the Danes, the British and the Russians are nearly tied for third place. Around 70% of the visitors are using a GNU/Linux operating system.

By far the most read chapter is “Multimedia Codecs” – with the chapters “Switching to GNU/Linux”, “Browser Plugins” and “3D Drivers” trailing far behind.

The top referrers are, and Google Translate. The most used search keywords are completely dominated by “multimedia”, “codecs”, “mp3” and things of that nature.

Suggestions for further improvement of the guide are very welcome – comment on this blog or write e-mails to admin [at] with your feedback.


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  1. Orv Beach said, on 19/04/2010 at 23:40

    Cool guide! I’ll point my new users at it. Thanks for putting all the effort in on it!

    I did notice one thing that may be a typo. In the KDE info you refer to the lizard as a Geeko. Is that correct? I think the name of the lizard is spelled gekko.

    Great info, regardless. Keep up the good work!



  2. cb400f said, on 20/04/2010 at 16:02

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Geeko *is* the correct name for our beloved chameleon šŸ™‚

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