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: Ubuntu
by Dudesdad on Sun 10th Dec 2006 12:02 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu"
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"Even fedora is way more user friendly than Ubuntu."

"User friendly" is a subjective term. What is User-friendly to some could be user-crappy to others.
I find Slackware to be user friendly. Because I LIKE to edit my own config files. I don't care to have someone else's idea of how to do it override my own personal preferences.
I find Yast (Yast2) to be one of the most irritating things around. To others it is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Ubuntu is brand new and does command a large mind-share of the Distrowatch traffic. If you will watch the hit counters you will see that as any distro begins doing something new or has some other news or controversy their traffic increases.
As far as Ubuntu and Kubuntu are concerned, they are basically the same distro with different DE's.

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