Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 22:10 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux It is not too surprising that Ubuntu came in first in DesktopLinux.com's 2007 Desktop Linux Market Survey, or that Firefox was the topmost browser by far. More interesting is that for the first time ever in the site's annual surveys, GNOME surpassed KDE among desktop environments (45% over 35%), with Xfce a solid third (8%).
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Satisfied overall
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 23:03 UTC
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2005-07-06

I am happy that SUSE was a solid second and "Other Debian" a solid third (I didn't quite understand Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols when he put Freespire, Linspire, Linux Mint, among "Other Debian, aren't those Ubuntu derivatives?)
I expect an even bigger jump forward when openSUSE 10.3 is released. From what I have seen from Beta 1, it is going to be a killer distro. All problems which have being affected SUSE so far (ugly fonts, package management, slow operation) should be solved.

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RE: Satisfied overall
by Darkelve on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 05:54 in reply to "Satisfied overall"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

"All problems which have being affected SUSE so far (ugly fonts, package management, slow operation) should be solved."

Yeah, boot time and easier installation of packages too (1-click install via some sort 'a web links). But... it seems like a large undertaking, so I will keep my fingers crossed. ;)

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RE: Satisfied overall
by ThawkTH on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 13:24 in reply to "Satisfied overall"
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2005-07-06

Maybe the Microsoft/Novell idea really ISN'T hurting the SUSE distro much?

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RE[2]: Satisfied overall
by KenJackson on Fri 24th Aug 2007 01:24 in reply to "RE: Satisfied overall"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

Maybe the Microsoft/Novell idea really ISN'T hurting the SUSE distro much?

That's also the first thing I wondered about when I saw SUSE's strong showing. I'm leery of it for that reason (not really sure what to think), and I thought everyone else was too. But maybe not.

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RE[2]: Satisfied overall
by sgibofh on Mon 27th Aug 2007 13:41 in reply to "RE: Satisfied overall"
sgibofh Member since:
2007-03-31

it never had. the patents issue is of no value. the fact that people want integration is a good thing. It's an utopy to think that it will be windows only or linux only. But good integration, causing heterogenous networks to exist, is a good thing. Novell did that before the MS deal already with SLES and SLED and now it also shows more and more on openSUSE.

I have been running 10.3B1 and B2 now and so far it's a killing one!

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