Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 18th Aug 2006 05:43 UTC, submitted by Ravi
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu There is a general dissent growing at the popularity that Ubuntu enjoys among the Linux users. Considering that Ubuntu has maintained the number one slot at distrowatch.com for a whole year now, the feeling is a bit expected. This article tries to explore what is it that makes Ubuntu so popular among its users and how other linux distributions can take a leaf from ubuntu to effectively leverage their position in the popularity chart.
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The word "Ubuntu" is not overhyped
by dark child on Fri 18th Aug 2006 06:42 UTC
dark child
Member since:
2005-12-09

The word Ubuntu in Ubuntu Linux is not over hyped, but I think the distro is. I've followed every release and I really struggle to see anything that makes Ubuntu unique from other Linux distros. The hype is not bad though, if it exposes more people to Linux and opensource. The only thing thats bugging me about these pro and anti Ubuntu articles is that they kind of make the Linux community look so disjointed.

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Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

I agree with you.

One thing though: Ubuntu is popular/hyped because of how easily its users can get involved. They are excited about the distro because they feel they're a part of it.

Thats the amazing thing about Ubuntu. I'm not sure how they achieved it, but look how much information is on the wiki, the forums. This is because these people feel involved. They embrace new users, and have plenty of guidance for them.

Its really amazing how it was pulled off. You see it all around the desktop now. Ways to get involved in translations, ways to easily find help etc. In etch, there is even more work to assist getting bugs into Malone.

Its not technically the best distro in my opinion, but they've done so much that people care about correctly.

Fedora and openSUSE should really study the way Ubuntu has engaged the community, and adopt some of the things Ubuntu has done.

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Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06


Fedora and openSUSE should really study the way Ubuntu has engaged the community, and adopt some of the things Ubuntu has done.


It is already happening in Fedora case, you read this link below
http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/17/177220

which is also posted on OSNews http://osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=15540

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