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[2]: Another viewpoint
by re_re on Mon 11th Dec 2006 02:11 UTC in reply to "Another viewpoint"
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I have to agree, i think gentoo has come out of the kiddie "look at me i compiled everything" stage to a stage where it is more like slackware (as far as the users). We just use our system because it works for us and ignore most of the political stuff (except what we view as very important).

I also must add that ubuntu has come a long way. To be honest, i used to hate it, now i only have a mild distaste for it, I have kubuntu installed on a partition and i try to use it periodically so i can get used to it and maybe one day like it (yes i will force myself to use an os that i don't like to see if it grows on me.)

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