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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pumupthapointz
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2006-06-28

I agree that Ubuntu is the King of Distros right now in the terms Eugenia outlines - I'm just wondering out loud how solid the foundations are (of any distro).

Yes you could argue about the interpretation.Though Ubuntu causes a lot of hits.

it might be that Ubuntu is a very popular starter distro for new users and those just testing out Linux, but a lot of those users soon either go back to Windows,

Perhaps some will eventually return to windows for whatever reason.But you could say Ubuntu has caused them to go out and try an alternativ OS.Cann't be out of sheer curiosity alone.

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