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Offline Herewegoagain

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2003, 10:48:19 PM »
@Warface

Alexa is a spyware/adware component that gets installed on most peoples system without them ever even knowing where it came from (like most spyware)  It always gets installed with Gator (more crap spyware) and maybe with other things too.

Download Ad-aware 6.0 and run on your PC (if you have one) and you'll be amazed at how much junk is running from your registry and startup.  I've seen it go as high as 700+ components on some peoples systems.  
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Offline filson

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2003, 11:15:10 PM »
and ppl get spoofed with the 'hidden extension' trick too  :-D  :-D  :-D . the miggy can be a bliss.
My name is Filson. I solve problems.
 

Offline Teemu

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2003, 11:25:28 PM »
Well, some numbers that may be of interest; the number of pages that link to a site, according to Google:

www.amiga.com 2430
www.aminet.net 2060
www.amiga.org 1310
www.amigaworld.net 552
www.ann.lu 510
www.amiga-news.de 444
www.morphos-news.de 220
amiga.czex.com 212
www.amigart.com 208
www.morphzone.org 72
www.phinixi.com 46
www.flyingmice.com/squid/moobunny/amiga 20

And outside Amiga circles:

www.google.com 252000
www.microsoft.com 136000
www.apple.com 88100
www.slashdot.org 39700
www.redhat.com 32200
www.osnews.com 4910
www.bebits.com 4050
www.atari.com 2390
www.atari.org 844
www.c64.org 402

Of course, there are several problems with these numbers: the time the website has been online has an effect, and also some searches brought up links from the site in question itself. And of course, the number of links is only indirectly related to the number of visitors. But I suppose the numbers still tell something.
- Teemu I. Yliselä -

What\\\'s an Omega?
 

Offline reticuli

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2003, 12:07:35 AM »
Just to put the record straight... Hasbro USED to own the Atari trademark (after Atari of course), under whom's title they released some second rate clones of classic 70's and 80's arcade games before eventually selling the trademark to Infogrames.
Caught a bolt of lightning... Cursed the day he let it go!
Regards reticuli
 

Offline filson

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2003, 12:43:04 AM »
thought there was something about hasbro in this regard.
anyways, they only use it for the name. UT and Unreal isn't even made by infogrames, but Digital Entertainment.

... guess everyone wants a cut...
My name is Filson. I solve problems.
 

Offline AmigaSource

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2003, 01:36:08 AM »
WHOLLY CRAP!!  I just did a link search on www.AmigaSource.com (38 links by the way) and the third link listed was none other than the former Amiga Web Directory.  I'm listed under their LINKS section.  I had no idea...

HOW IRONIC!!  

They are the whole reason I do what I do after they pulled the plug on the Amiga community.

** Me thinks I can hear Alanis Morissette in the background **
Please visit www.AmigaSource.com!!! Since 2001... Your NEW source for Amiga information. *** Always Under Construction *** (Over 1500+ Amiga links for your viewing pleasure! -- Please help spread the word!)
 

Offline T_Bone

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2003, 01:44:33 AM »
Rofl! that's funny as hell!
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Offline AmigaSource

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2003, 04:56:46 AM »
You can say that again.  I'm still shaking my head...

www.AmigaSource.com   - Just like Amiga Web Directory - Only better.  I'm still around!   :-)
Please visit www.AmigaSource.com!!! Since 2001... Your NEW source for Amiga information. *** Always Under Construction *** (Over 1500+ Amiga links for your viewing pleasure! -- Please help spread the word!)
 

Offline MarkTime

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2003, 06:23:11 PM »
I took a look at amigasource the other day, good to see a new link directory...

all I'm going to say about cucug's AWD, is that I'll remember it fondly...

good to see a new link directory, I remember fondly seeing new links added everyday, and how exciting it was to see the visible proof of constant activity in this very much 'alive' community.

which reminds me...
Remember all the 'amiga is dead' worries....it was a constant theme a few years ago....many many a post was an 'amiga is dead' post as members left the community, always tryign to take as many with them as they could.

It's wonderful to see the community on a growth phase (almost) again....even without the actual growth, very few people proclaiming the platform 'dead' anymore....that is quite pleasant.

 

Offline Cyberus

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2003, 07:35:17 PM »
@AmigaSource

Arggh,  Alanis Morisette! Who needs chinese water torture when you have a chanteuse like her! I shut a cat's tail in the door the other day, and that was more soothing to the ear!

I like Amigas
 

Offline amigamad

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2003, 10:10:59 PM »
You fool Alexa is the worst bit of spyware you can install, all these toolbars collect and send data to other companies .i use operas built in search toolbar. :-?
I once had an amigaone xe but sold it .

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Offline MarkTime

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2003, 10:38:07 PM »
UGH, if they didn't send data, there would be no statistics.

Alexa is about the only publicly available source for determining the relative popularity of websites...precisely because it does send the data back.

sure, ok, as an individual user, some people may not wish to use it, but as someone observing the popularity of websites, its a useful tool, and important to put things in the historical context, if one is to preserve information about the internet as it once existed.  Certainly most websites will not provide this information, and even if they would, trying to collect it in some kind of voluntary manner is impossible just from a logistics perspective....

Alexa is useful for web site traffic stats at a very high level, useful for internet historians...whether it is useful from the perspective of the individual user...well, that goes back to the toolbar itself..clearly some like it, some don't.

I don't suggest anyone purposely try to fool the stats by installing Alexa and visiting their fav' websites....

 

Offline AmigaSource

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2003, 11:01:55 PM »
@ Cyberus

ROTFL.  I agree.  This was in reference to her song "Ironic"  Don't cha think?
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Offline yssing

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2003, 08:00:41 AM »
I can't se how Atari can ebat amiga.
Atari only release games.
The name have been bought, (a qualified guess) just to have an old and know name.
Could be the future for amiga.. maybe... I don't hope though.
Amiga should do what they have always done.. OS and HW :-)
Not some silly gamepack, which nobody wants anyway
 

Offline Cyberus

Re: Alexa, and Amiga vs. MorphOS
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2003, 11:34:35 PM »
@AmigaSource

Yeah I know,
that's gotta be one of her most irritating songs!
And the ironic thing is, what she sings about in that song isn't ironic at all!  :-D
I like Amigas