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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[8]: Comment by flanque
by bassbeast on Mon 20th Dec 2010 13:25 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by flanque"
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You said Linux was doing good in Europe, you did NOT say "Linux is doing good in Europe*" (*from a technological and NOT an adoption standpoint). He then produced figures, and you start screaming shill and changing the point of conversation. And now stats don't matter? How are you SUPPOSED to count Linux then, by using pixie dust?

The ONLY place Linux has gained ANY share at all is Droid, which is just as locked down and GUI centric as any Windows desktop. My router runs Linux too, it don't really help "Linux adoption" on the desktop now, does it? Using Linux in embedded devices is a tradition that goes back aways thanks to the ability to "TiVo" it, which is why Droid devices are using GPL V2. Again a locked down embedded OS is pretty much the same across the board and for the purpose of this discussion, which was Ubuntu VS Windows, is neither here nor there.

And while I can't speak for Europe i CAN speak for the southern US, and here you will not find a SINGLE shop, not big, not small, selling Linux, why? Are we getting paid by a big MSFT money truck? I wish! It is that NOBODY WANTS IT...full stop. Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, the smaller stores like mine, we have ALL tried selling it, and were looking at on average 70-80% returns compared to 3-5% for Windows. Now since you have to sell returns as used by law that VERY quickly made Linux MORE expensive than Windows. The reason for returns? Their apps don't work, their PMPs won't interface, their printers won't print, and of course the always lovely "update broke my stuff" fun.

So if you find Linux the most wonderful thing since sliced bread, hey I'm happy for you. But the numbers do NOT show that others agree. Show us a SINGLE statistic, anywhere, that shows Linux has made more than a single percentage gain ON THE DESKTOP, not mobile, not embedded, and I'll be happy to declare you the winnar!

Oh and final food for thought, just to highlight why retailers don't like your OS...ever look at those Ubuntu netbooks by Dell...closely? Ever notice anything...funny...about them? Like how Dell has to RUN THEIR OWN REPOS and disable the Canonical ones? why is that? I'll tell you, it is because Canonical does such lousy QA that even with their teeny tiny amount of OEM machines to support you can NOT use Canonical repos without breaking the sound and networking drivers! Whee! what fun for the customer! And since most of us don't want to have to set up our own blooming servers and pay developers to support an OS which doesn't make us any money anyway, we'll just add that to the checklist of why we don't sell no Linux round here.

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