Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 18th Aug 2006 05:43 UTC, submitted by Ravi
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu There is a general dissent growing at the popularity that Ubuntu enjoys among the Linux users. Considering that Ubuntu has maintained the number one slot at distrowatch.com for a whole year now, the feeling is a bit expected. This article tries to explore what is it that makes Ubuntu so popular among its users and how other linux distributions can take a leaf from ubuntu to effectively leverage their position in the popularity chart.
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Lunitik
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2005-08-07

I agree with you.

One thing though: Ubuntu is popular/hyped because of how easily its users can get involved. They are excited about the distro because they feel they're a part of it.

Thats the amazing thing about Ubuntu. I'm not sure how they achieved it, but look how much information is on the wiki, the forums. This is because these people feel involved. They embrace new users, and have plenty of guidance for them.

Its really amazing how it was pulled off. You see it all around the desktop now. Ways to get involved in translations, ways to easily find help etc. In etch, there is even more work to assist getting bugs into Malone.

Its not technically the best distro in my opinion, but they've done so much that people care about correctly.

Fedora and openSUSE should really study the way Ubuntu has engaged the community, and adopt some of the things Ubuntu has done.

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