Luke asked over on Lockergnome why there are so many different Linux distros. Linux is awesome, there’s no doubt about it. The beauty of Linux is that it is open-source, and anyone can change it how they see fit. You can take Linux as an operating system, give it different themes and choices and generally mold it to your liking. Some people want certain choices and features, while others want something entirely different.
There are gazillions of people on this planet right now. Not all of them will ever care to build their own flavor of Linux. But Linux gives you the ability to choose how YOU want things, and then share it with the world. I’ve talked before about where you can go to build your own version of Linux. It’s not as difficult as you might think it is… so what are you waiting for?
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FlashStats 2006 can be used for Web LOG file analysis. I’ve been dinking with Google Analytics (Urchin), Enquisite, Mint, and HitTail. The problem with hosted stat services is that they don’t track everything. Ken Spreitzer emailed me about FlashStats the other day, and I asked him if he had any kind of discount for my readers, and he responded in kind:
We would like to offer Lockergnome subscribers a 10% discount on the product through September 15, 2006. The program costs $199 or $349. They can claim the discount by entering Gnome-10 in the Offer Code field. Or they can click on this link to visit our site and set a cookie which will remember this code for them.
You can download a demo and give it a shot – FlashStats outputs ~60 different types of reports that you’re not likely to get through a hosted stats solution.