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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Who cares
by Windows Sucks on Sun 10th Dec 2006 01:19 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

KDE, Gnome whatever. It's still GNU/LINUX. Use what you like and don't put down the other!

The thing that I like about Ubuntu over other free and most paid distros is that its not so uber Linux! Meaning it feels like one big happy family not a pack of Geeks. (Before you guys flame me I myself am a geek, my company is even called The Geek Patrol)

But I don't get that feeling with Open Suse and Fedora. Maybe it's just me. But I don't see any other reason for it. Ubuntu runs no better then Suse or Fedora!

But I am starting a non profit this next year giving away Linux based computers to the poor, kids and churches and after testing etc and looking at the community etc we chose Ubuntu to go with. We can use Edubuntu for kids, K or Ubuntu for regular machines and Christian Ubuntu for helping churches etc. Perfect fit. (Even though Christian Ubuntu is not a part of Ubuntu)

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