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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RE: mmm
by archiesteel on Sun 10th Dec 2006 17:07 UTC in reply to "mmm"
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2005-07-02

Your criticism misses the mark, I'm afraid. The problem is not X Windows and its "display model"...the problem in your case is the actual graphics driver. The open-source ATI drivers are not very good, and ATI has yet to open-source its proprietary drivers. This means that these cannot easily be distributed along with the LiveCDs for installation.

Fortunately, I belive that as of Feisty Fawn there will be a way to install and configure ATI and NVIDIA cards right from the original setup. I know it's being discussed, anyway.

In any case, this has nothing to do with the X Windows display model, which is an excellent model BTW.

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