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 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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by jimmystewpot on Fri 18th Aug 2006 13:47 UTC
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I have run anything from FreeBSD, Slackware, Ubuntu and redhat desktop environments in corporate environments for the last 5 to 6 years, I do not use GNOME as the last time I tested it many of the integration parts of the OS did not really function so well. As a current Kubuntu user I find that it suits our corporate environment perfectly because it just works in 99% of the cases. Most of our technical staff have switched away from Redhat or other distributions to Kubuntu for one simple reason most things work and they do not have to fiddle constantly. With dapper now offering a long term support it just makes sense at this point in time... Allowing staff to focus on doing their job rather than making an OS work is a good thing from our employers perspective.

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