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]: mmm
by NotParker on Tue 12th Dec 2006 04:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: mmm"
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

wasn't talking about Vista. I was talking about WinXP.

Are you talking the vanilla XP CD from 2001?
Or are you talking about the most current XP SP2 disc?

Windows 2003 R2 installs drivers for ATI/Nvidia cards.

I've never had Windows not install a video driver. It may not be optimized. It may prompt to install a newer one from the web. But you usually get a driver.

I also get drivers updates on Windows Update too.

Soon this point will be moot and the anti-Linux trolls will have one less thing to whine about.

Why do you have to call people names who point out facts you don't like?

Edited 2006-12-12 04:20

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RE[7]: mmm
by archiesteel on Tue 12th Dec 2006 05:01 in reply to "RE[6]: mmm"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

I've never had Windows not install a video driver. It may not be optimized. It may prompt to install a newer one from the web. But you usually get a driver.

So do you when you run a Linux LiveCD. You won't get the latest and greatest, you won't get 3D accel, but you'll get a driver, and you'll be able to go get a better one from the Internet.

As I have said before, soon it'll be one less then the anti-Linux trolls will have to whine about.

Why do you have to call people names who point out facts you don't like?

I didn't call anyone a name. A troll is someone who trolls. People who troll are therefore trolls.

Here, educate yourself:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

Now, why do *you* call people cultists or stalkers *instead* of replying to their arguments in a logical, rational manner? Oh, right, you're a troll. I had almost forgot.

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v RE[8]: mmm
by NotParker on Tue 12th Dec 2006 06:02 in reply to "RE[7]: mmm"