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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu InfoWorld's Savio Rodrigues sees 2010 as a watershed year for Ubuntu, one that could herald meaningful enterprise interest in the OS, thanks to a rising tide of developers - and deployment servers - adopting the OS. "As with many recent trends in the IT industry, developers become ambassadors for products they enjoy using and have quickly become an early indicator for enterprise technology usage in the future. In a seemingly perfect storm, Ubuntu is benefiting from strong developer usage, and the fact that developers are increasingly selecting Amazon's EC2 cloud platform bodes well for continued Ubuntu success on EC2," Rodrigues writes, noting that Ubuntu has surpassed Red Hat usage on deployment servers as well. "As that occurs, IT decision makers will need to consider or reconsider Ubuntu for usage within the enterprise. Rest assured that Red Hat won't sit idly by during these discussions."
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RE: Comment by flanque
by dylansmrjones on Sat 18th Dec 2010 03:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
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It cracked 'the nut' some years ago - people just didn't realize it when it happened.

Besides that it's GNU/Linux when we're talking the usual OS stack. Systems not using the GNU userland is obviously not GNU/Linux.*

When it comes to netbooks and smartphones GNU/Linux and Linux have already taken off very well. Particularly smartphones is an area where MS are way behind. On the desktop Linux' main area is Europe (at least when considering 1st and 2nd world countries). The situation in USA may be very different.

*This is something RMS and Linus Torvalds agree on fulfully and with zero disagreement. 'GNU/Linux' for the system, and 'Linux' for the kernel.

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