Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Apr 2007 19:44 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones "'s survey results consistently show Debian to be the most popular distribution among device developers. For example, our 2007 survey indicated that Debian was used in device-related projects by 13 percent of the survey's 932 participants, roughly double the score of MontaVista, the most popular strictly-embedded distribution. In addition to Debian's 13 percent score, Ubuntu, which is based on Debian packages, jumped to 6 percent this year, its first year in our survey. In contrast, Red Hat, achieved a 5 percent score and Fedora came in at 6 percent, while SUSE scored just 2 percent. The complete results and analysis are here. Why do device developers prefer Debian?"
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kernel hackers?
by diegocg on Mon 30th Apr 2007 20:51 UTC
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I don't know about about "device developers", but a fair number of core kernel developers use fedora (and the old redhat), suse, etc...maybe it's because they actually work for these distros, but still...

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