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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[5]: Comment by flanque
by dylansmrjones on Sat 18th Dec 2010 16:55 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
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Entranched world view? No evidence? WTF? Did you read nothing? And evidence of what? Numbers? The stats are already there. Take a look at Ukraine, Denmark etc. in regard to the mobile OS area.

No, statistics are not completely pointless, but they have to be used with proper caution. Particularly when they are known to be flawed (as all statistics are). Web statistics are notoriously flawed, and cannot be used the way some of you are using them. They can at best represent a trend, and that trend is damn clear.

Calling me a zealot is funny. Following threads are hardly your typical GNU/Linux-zealot:

If I'm a zealot I'm at least not the typical braindead zealot so common on slashdot and such places. Besides that I thought most zealots would attack the messenger, or the opponent, and not the method of collection. Zealots usually aren't that bright.

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