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Internet News   Internet News : Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBSD and even RedHat Linux
   posted by Raffaele on 8-Jul-2009 9:29:10 (6138 reads)
A search from a private guy with Google Trends, using Amiga as it was an almost dead Operating System Keyword of Reference, shows that in keyword frequency Amiga beats all these Operating Systems: FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD and in RedHat Linux camp only Fedora is capable to surpass the "Amiga Line" of "vitality"...

Google trends is a sort of rough gauge of popularity of topics in Internet.


http://dannyman.toldme.com/2008/01/26/deader-than-amiga/

Amiga Vs FreeBSD:




Amiga Vs FreeBSd and BeOS:




Amiga vs FreeBSD vs BeOS vs NetBSD vs OpenBSD:



Note that interest in Amiga is very very low but it keeps itself steady in time.
    

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Raffaele 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 10:46:00
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Varthall and me have a debate in which we argue if the guy searched just for "Amiga" keyword and so Google reported all occurencies, included also the search made for the spanish term "Girlfriend" (Varthall opinion) or if he was enough smart to search directly for "AmigaOS", as at least he was trained in Operating Systems usage (mine opinion)

As "Amiga" (female friend, girlfriend) in spanish is a very common term, so the google hits must be very very very high, and surpass more than any Operating System related google trend (with the exception of "Windows"), as Spanish is spoken by over a milliard (US "Billion") people worldwide, in Spain (50 millions), whole Latin America (600 millions), Philippines (200 millions) and including in this number almost 50 millions Spanish native speakers people in USA.

Last edited by Raffaele on 08-Jul-2009 at 10:54 AM.
Last edited by Raffaele on 08-Jul-2009 at 10:51 AM.

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Daemon 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 10:48:38
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just as smart as when newspapers cite that an person like "michael jacksson" has 3434343434 homepages just because altavista returned that many hits when someone searched for michael jacksson or something simular...

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Virge 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 11:07:24
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Spanish and Portuguese Amiga means the same Amiga=Friend

Best Regards
Pedro Henriques

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Cool_amigaN 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 11:11:34
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He must used the AMIGA as reference only for computing because it clearly states that the interest is very very low. Otherwise, if he included the spanish/portguese version of Amiga, then the results would be enormous from all that porno sites, e.g. "Hot Latin Amiga" :)

OK, I will perform a serch of the above keyword/phrase on youporn and I will let you know the results

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Raffaele 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 11:11:54
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So we must include almost 20 million people in Portugal and other 200 millions (300?) people in Brazil...

So in the end, the guy who made this little google survey must had searched for "AmigaOS", rather tha simply "Amiga" or else the google trend stats must had shown a line of trend climbing enormously over any other OS with the obvious exception of "Windows".

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Varthall 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 11:34:23
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Judging from the blog owner's comment in the page you linked, it seems that he has searched for "Amiga", and I have also tried a search myself with both "Amiga" and "Amiga os" and the results were much lower than the ones on the blog. I agree that the results for Amiga should be much higher, it might be due to a language filter set by Google.

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Raffaele 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 11:53:56
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I made a search too here:

http://www.google.com/trends?q=Amiga%2C+FreeBSD

And it seems that Google Trends is a very "stupid" search base and it is not capable to distinguish for terms related to categories...

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Crumb 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 12:45:26
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mmm... I really like MorphOS but this was totally unexpected...
http://www.google.com/trends?q=MorphOS%2C+AmigaOS&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

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kas1e 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 13:01:17
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I just compare:
AmigaOS,WinXP - funny one, AmigaOS just 'empty'. Only one little pixel at some place :)
AmigaOS,MSDOS - reall one i think
PegasOS,AmigaONE - interesting too

But making compare words "amiga" (which in even in russian mean many thinks and have some internet shoops called "amiga"). In other words too popular word to make any results based on it.

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MassiveAttack 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 13:04:50
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Wow I really like AROS but this was completely expected

http://www.google.com/trends?q=MorphOS%2C++AROS&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=1

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Fransexy 
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Quote:
Wow I really like AROS but this was completely expected

http://www.google.com/trends?q=MorphOS%2C++AROS&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=1





Aros is also a spanish word that means hoops, rings

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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 14:14:11
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And the keywording is case insensitive and pegasos and morphos are not just computing search terms.

I think I've made my point.

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KimmoK 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 15:08:22
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We are the champions, my friend!

That google graph was a good reality check, btw.

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Varthall 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 15:47:01
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Quote:
mmm... I really like MorphOS but this was totally unexpected...

Try with "amiga os" instead

Varthall

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wisementrading.com 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 18:24:05
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Well now I seem to remember windows having another meaning in english besides M$'s favorite os! ;) Same goes for for the Apple Macintosh or should I say the macintosh apple? I have personally searched for real windows many more times then "girl friend".

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mpiva 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 18:43:10
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The problem with using "AmigaOS" is that there is no consistancy with the term. All of the following could be relevant depending on what you're trying to compare:

AmigaOS
Amiga OS
OS3.x
OS4
OS4.x
OS4.1
OS5

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wawa 
Re: Google Trends: Amiga beats FreeBSD, BeOS, NetBSD, OpenBS
Posted on 8-Jul-2009 19:30:25
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amiga was also a popular record label in former ddr (eastern germany). i wonder if this has some impact on this subject.

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Hans 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 22:44:25
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Clicking through to the google trends page, the Amiga searches are mostly coming from Latin American countries. We know that most Amiga users live in Europe and North America and very few in Latin American countries (just check the ClustrMap on my website), although there is a Brasilian Amiga community site.

What I'd like to know is why people would search for "girlfriend" on Google. Shouldn't you be looking for them in the real world?

Hans

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Hans 
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Posted on 8-Jul-2009 22:51:35
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Have a look at the search volumes for these keywords in the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and the USA. In particular, look at the volumes for languages other than Spanish and Portuguese. In some cases, the Amiga search volume does exceed that of the other OSes for these languages.

It's a pity that Google trends doesn't have a "filter by language" option. Likewise, it would be nice to be able to select larger geographical regions (e.g., Europe).

One final odd trend is the increase in searches for Amiga in the USA since the last quarter of 2007. Could this be Amiga OS related, or are American guys just getting desperate.

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Aros is also a danish artgallery. That is mentioned quite often in danish medias.

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