Popularity of Fedora Spins

Fedora has introduced Spins. These spins are ISO's that allow a user to choose quickly try a Live DVD of Fedora, tailored to their needs.

Ordered on popularity as measured by me using bittorrent to upload this DVD's to the rest of the world. The Ratio column means the number of times the data has been uploaded.

Spin Ratio
Desktop i686 14.00
Desktop x86_64 13.80
MATE Compiz x86_64 11.50
LXDE i686 11.40
Design suite x86_64 10.30
Security x86_64 9.14
Xfce i686 9.030
MATE Compiz i686 8.89
Scientific KDE x86_64 8.54
Electronic Lab x86_64 8.24
Xface x86_64 7.97
KDE i686 7.52
Design suite i686 7.50
KDE x86_64 7.48
Games x86_64 7.31
Electronic lab i686 6.69
LXDE x86_86 6.68
Security i686 6.63
Jam KDE x86_64 5.72
Games i686 5.64
SoaS x86_64 4.78
Scientific KDE i686 4.64
Robotics x86_64 4.11
SoaS i686 3.98
Original (no spin) x86_64 3.91
Jam KDE i686 3.58
Robotics i686 3.28
Original (no spin) i686 3.04
Original (no spin) source 2.54

Without taking the architecture (x86_64 or i686) in consideration, this table show the most popular spins:

Spin x86_64 i686 Total
Desktop 14 13.8 27.80
MATE Compiz 11.5 8.89 20.39
LXDE 6.68 11.4 18.08
Design suite 10.4 7.50 17.9
Xfce 9.03 7.79 16.82
Security 9.14 6.63 15.77
KDE 7.48 7.52 15.00
Electronic lab 8.24 6.69 14.93
Scientific KDE 8.54 4.64 13.18
Games 7.31 5.64 12.94
Jam KDE 5.72 3.58 9.30
SoaS 4.78 3.98 8.76
Robotics 4.11 3.28 7.39
Original (no spin) 3.91 3.04 6.95
Source (no spin) source - - 2.54

And just to complete the overview, the popularity of the architectures:

Architecture Ratio
x86_64 110.84
i686 94.29

So; I'm sure some spins will be here to stay.

Interesting is that the non-branded (no-spin) DVD is not that popular. Most people choose a specific spin.

Some spins see more popularity on the i686 architecture:

  • LXDE
  • KDE
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