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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[7]: Comment by flanque
by No it isnt on Mon 20th Dec 2010 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by flanque"
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Irrelevant. The fact that most people can use something doesn't mean they will. People will stick to the brand name they know, and more people know Windows. Even Apple hasn't enjoyed much of a rise in market share, despite getting more PR than practically everyone else put together.

The only thing relevant to Linux's success is that it's usable. 10 years or so ago, it wasn't, as IE and its mangled HTML dominated the web; after Mozilla and OpenOffice took off, and libdcss took care of DVD decryption, Linux has been pretty much on par with Windows and Mac OS for everything except specialist applications like Photoshop. Whining about market share, for me, as a user, is like crying into my beer for it being less popular than the inferior Budweiser. I'd rather just enjoy my drink.

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