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: For crying out lod
by Eugenia on Sun 10th Dec 2006 00:19 UTC in reply to "For crying out lod"
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Nobody starts a flamewar, it's simply an evaluation of the market. It's always good to know.

BTW, both Gentoo and KUbuntu is close to Mandriva, but many people still think that Mandriva is called Mandrake, so when you sum up both Mandriva+Mandrake, it's still a bit bigger than Gentoo or Kubuntu. But these three are all pretty close.

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