[Slackdocs] Most visited pages in the last month

David Allen david.a58 at optusnet.com.au
Sun Feb 24 14:11:43 CET 2013

On 24/02/13 18:59, Bradley D. Thornton wrote:
> Hash: RIPEMD160
> On 02/23/2013 03:58 PM, Eric Hameleers wrote:
>> Dear SlackDocs subscribers
>> Another post of the project's admin team. We present you with an
>> overview of the pages which received more than 100 hits in the last month:
> Thanks Eric.
> I think this is a particularly useful tool for the project leaders for
> Slackware, considering what I'm seeing are the most demanding topics
> that people are interested in, and perhaps a good gauge of where future
> releases of Slackware need to consider as a direction for implementation.
> In particular, the pages with hits above 600 are quite telling, as areas
> where our users need guidance and consideration.
> It looks like GPT/UEFI is beginning to happen in a big way, and firmware
> issues also appear to be hot topics for people installing Slackware.
>> 7185 	start <http://docs.slackware.com/start>
>> 6160 	slackware:beginners_guide
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:beginners_guide>
>> 2335 	slackware:install <http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:install>
>> 1295 	howtos:start <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:start>
>> 1129 	howtos:software:java <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:software:java>
>> 1104 	howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers>
>> 967 	howtos:slackware_admin:systemupgrade
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slackware_admin:systemupgrade>
>> 861 	howtos:software:google-chrome
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:software:google-chrome>
>> 808 	slackware:multilib <http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:multilib>
>> 797 	howtos:slackware_admin:installing_on_uefi_hardware
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slackware_admin:installing_on_uefi_hardware>
>> 688 	slackware:slackpkg <http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:slackpkg>
>> 642 	howtos:hardware:audio_and_snd-hda-intel
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:audio_and_snd-hda-intel>
>> 632
>> howtos:slackware_admin:set_up_grub_as_boot_loader_on_uefi_based_hardware
>> <http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slackware_admin:set_up_grub_as_boot_loader_on_uefi_based_hardware>
>> What surprised me most was the large amount of visits to our Java page.
>> Perhaps related to the removal of a Java package from the default
>> installation since Slackware 14. Or even because the fuss created by
>> Oracle's lack of enthousiasm to plug multiple severe vulnerabilities?
>> That is why I added a section about installing OpenJDK as an alternative
>> to the Oracle binaries.
>> Perhaps the authors of these high-ranking pages can review their content
>> to judge if they can be made even better. Clearly this is what our
>> audience finds most valuable. A documentation project with up-to-date,
>> easy-to-read and to-the-point will be held close to the hearts of its
>> readers!
>> Cheers, Eric
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Just a warning on those figures. I suspect that they can be easily skewed by posting links to SlackDoc pages on LQ. Although it is flattering to see pages I have written appearing in the list that Eric posted, I do not think that it reflects true usage.

I do agree that the java, uefi, graphics drivers and multilib pages 
reflect genuine interest as people contend with new hardware and 
legacy/closed source software.

Kind regards to fellow SlackDoc contributors,

David Allen

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