Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 9th Dec 2006 23:03 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu According to Google Trends, but also according to Distrowatch, our own statistics here at OSNews and overall sense of the industry during 2006, Ubuntu has a big leap in mind share ahead of its competition (please note that we don't dare to say "market share", although we are pretty confident that it's the most used Linux desktop out there today). The second Fedora has a very small edge ahead of SuSe (while in US is a clear second), while Debian is following fourth. Mandrake+Mandriva (add both names on Google Trends and then sum the results) is clearly way below the previous four distros, but a clear 5th nonetheless. Last year Ubuntu was only a bit ahead of the other distros worldwide, but 2006 seems to have skyrocketed the distribution in the people's minds and computers.
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suse's strides
by REMF on Sun 10th Dec 2006 11:05 UTC
REMF
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2006-02-05

i have been impressed with the way that SUSE has relentlessly climed the distrowatch charts in the last 18 months:

Oct 8 2005 - 12 month
Rank Distribution H.P.D*
1 Ubuntu 2188<
2 Mandriva 1632<
3 SUSE 1319<
4 Fedora 1317=
5 MEPIS 1185<

Oct 10 2005 - 1 month
Rank Distribution H.P.D*
1 Ubuntu 2841>
2 Mandriva 2122<
3 SUSE 2109<
4 Fedora 1004>

Nov 5 2005 - 3 month
Rank Distribution H.P.D*
1 Ubuntu 2831<
2 SUSE 1945<
3 Mandriva 1940<
4 Fedora 1001<
5 MEPIS 974>

Apr 9 2006 - 12 month
1 Ubuntu 2709<
2 SUSE 1613>
3 Mandriva 1583<
4 Fedora 1307=
5 MEPIS 1031<

May 18 2006 - 7 day
1 SUSE 3645>
2 Ubuntu 2517>
3 Fedora 1195<
4 MEPIS 1018<
5 Mandriva 1011>

Dec 10th 2006 - 12 month
1 Ubuntu 2646<
2 openSUSE 1972>
3 Fedora 1424=
4 Mandriva 1044<
5 MEPIS 1033=

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