Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Sep 2010 21:18 UTC, submitted by gireesh
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris It's been a troubling couple of weeks for Mandriva, but I decided not to report on it since I found it hard to unravel the events leading up to all this. Now, though, the story has come to its (logical) conclusion: now that most of Mandriva's employees have been laid off, they came together and forked Mandriva. Enter Mageia.
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RE[3]: Linux distro #37264828737
by lemur2 on Mon 20th Sep 2010 02:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux distro #37264828737"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I don't think he was referring to the amount of people using Linux but instead to the huge amount of distros there are. Atleast it sounds like that to my ear.


nt_jerkface:
At some point there will be more Linux distros than users.


Linux distros ~= a few hundred
Linux (desktop) users (according to Ballmer): slightly > Mac Osx users ~= 7% of desktop users ~= (rough estimate) 35 million users.

35 million >>> a few hundred.

QED.

Edited 2010-09-20 02:33 UTC

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