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[6]: uh
by twenex on Mon 11th Dec 2006 17:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: uh"
twenex
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2006-04-21

I *really* don't want to start a Gnome/KDE flameware here, but in my personal experience Windows users tend to feel more comfortable with KDE, while Mac users tend to favor Gnome.

I would say that's right on the money.

The interesting thing though is that in KDE, you can get all KDE apps to put a menu at the top of the screen a la MacOS (instead of below the window title bar). I haven't seen anything like that in GNOME.

Personally I would like one or other of the DE's to at least give me the option of hiding the menus until I press a mouse button, a la NeXTStep and RiscOS.

Edited 2006-12-11 17:23

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