Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in DesktopLinux.com's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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RE[2]: Gnome vs KDE
by leos on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 15:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Gnome vs KDE"
leos
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I'm not sure how much I'd believe the numbers this year... there is a discussion on the dot where some of the KDE guys were keeping an eye on the totals and they saw some odd behavior.


Absolutely. I noticed this as well. Gnome and KDE were neck and neck, and then suddenly almost 10,000 votes were added in favour of Gnome and OpenSUSE within a day. There's no way those are legit.

Also, even though desktoplinux said that they would not allow multiple votes from the same IP, I had no trouble voting again to see the intermediate results, from the same machine (I made sure to vote "other" so as not to skew the results too much ;) ). But it really shows that the results are pretty much useless.

I'm really shocked that there is not more discussion on here about how these results mean just about nothing. Is everyone just blindly believing things they read on the internet these days?

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