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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DistroWatch has another statistics page, which suggests that most of its visitors still use MS Windows.

And just the other day someone said no one surfs the web with Windows 2003 (as I do) and here it is at 1.1% on distrowatch.

Thanks. That one is really bookmarkable!

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While it may be true that there are a lot of people that surf distrowatch from a windows machine, that doesn't always mean that those people don't use linux. I suppose that many of those people surf from their day-time jobs, and that many of those have little influence on the IT budget of their organization.

Other people may look at distrowatch for a serverside solution in a mixed environment.

The prevalence of Windows Server 2K3 suggests that there are quite a few system administrators browsing distrowatch, no more, no less.

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