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[3]: mmm
by twenex on Mon 11th Dec 2006 01:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: mmm"
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That's why it will fail to get Windows users. Sorry. First impressions count and people shouldn't have to look for good drivers.

That's why Windows will fail to get Linux users. Sorry. First impressions count and people shouldn't have to load drivers from CD after CD.

Yes, I know there are more Windows installations than Linux. If there were more Linux installations than Windows, the latter wouldn't even get a look in. In fact all other things being equal, Win 9x might well have been enough to bury Windows in a mound of bad publicity and attacks of hysterical laughter.

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