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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I try not to follow trends but....
by TrendKill on Sun 10th Dec 2006 16:00 UTC
TrendKill
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2006-01-21

Ubuntu really is a good thing. I come from a long line of distributions (redhat, corel (back in the day), debian, slackware, gentoo..) and I think I have finally found the perfect distro (for me)..Ubuntu. I think its great for desktops and servers as well (got 2 blades at home running dapper without any problems since i've installed them).
I think the success of Ubunutu lies in debian package management, ease of use, and things just work!

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