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[8]: uh
by Clinton on Mon 11th Dec 2006 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: uh"
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Exactly! KDE offers every customization you can think of, which is great. However, in my experience, it has proven to, as you put it, spook new users.

As I said, many of the users I have introduced to Linux have gone on to prefer KDE over Gnome, but at first Gnome seems to provide just the right level of security to help people transition over smoothly.

At least that's my opinion.

Now, if you want me to start a flamewar, get me started on .NET and Java (not vs. each other, but both of them in one camp and better methods of software development in the other). I hate .NET and Java. ;)

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