Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Well, if you move outside USA, one will see that Linux is much more dominant on the desktop than OS X. On a global level Linux and OS X are estimated to both have around 5% market share with Linux being the larger one outside USA.

But even if we look at U.S. Linux numbers one will see that Linux has grown from close to 0% a decade ago to almost 2% now. And the *BSD's are almost at 1% now (on the desktop that is) using the scewed numbers from U.S.A.

There is no doubt Ubuntu has done a lot to increase knowledge of GNU/Linux, and I can't see that as a bad thing.

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