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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by deanlinkous on Sun 10th Dec 2006 19:47 UTC
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I usually send windows users to distrowatch to check out linux, someone who is already a linux user I send them a link to the download of XYZlinux and tell them to give it a whirl. Also people hit wikipedia a lot when trying to find out about linux and wikipedia often links to distrowatch.

You can look and see where the referrer hits come from on distrowatch. -notice wikipedia-

I guess the Ubuntu people visit distrowatch just to make sure Ubuntu stays on top. Or maybe it is a cron job! ;)

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