Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 9th Dec 2006 23:03 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu According to Google Trends, but also according to Distrowatch, our own statistics here at OSNews and overall sense of the industry during 2006, Ubuntu has a big leap in mind share ahead of its competition (please note that we don't dare to say "market share", although we are pretty confident that it's the most used Linux desktop out there today). The second Fedora has a very small edge ahead of SuSe (while in US is a clear second), while Debian is following fourth. Mandrake+Mandriva (add both names on Google Trends and then sum the results) is clearly way below the previous four distros, but a clear 5th nonetheless. Last year Ubuntu was only a bit ahead of the other distros worldwide, but 2006 seems to have skyrocketed the distribution in the people's minds and computers.
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RE[2]: :)
by tmack on Sat 9th Dec 2006 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE: :)"
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Since when has that ever stopped Mr. Ballmer here?

Edited 2006-12-09 23:36

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RE[3]: :)
by Dudesdad on Sat 9th Dec 2006 23:54 in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
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Ok guys he(Notparker) made a perfectly reasonable remark.
Lighten up and allow the man to be reasonable.
As far as Ubuntu and Kubuntu?
I think that they have done one bang up job of putting together a solid distro with a good set of default programs. And did it all on one CD.
I keep a CD of each burned and ready to give away to friends (along with MY personal favorite - a Slackware 11.0 DVD).
A wouldn't hesitate recommending either one. They are both excellent.

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RE[4]: :)
by tmack on Sun 10th Dec 2006 00:24 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
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He has to, his average post rating is nearing 0.

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