Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 24th Apr 2008 15:42 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Hardy Heron has taken flight: it's the second LTS (Long Term Support) release of the world's most popular distro. New features include the Wubi Windows installer and Firefox 3 beta 5. Grab a copy here, and check out Linux Format's overview of the release.
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RE: world's most popular distro?
by sbergman27 on Thu 24th Apr 2008 16:58 UTC in reply to "world's most popular distro?"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

Is this a fact?
Is it the "world's most popular distro"?
Or is this just your own opinion?

*sigh*

Please give it a rest. It's not important. And arguing back and forth about it does not change its relative popularity one iota either way. It does, however, become annoying and wastes yours and other's time. Whichever "side" (if any) one happens to be on regarding this issue, it makes sense to let the other "side" remain overconfident. So the most effective strategy is to say nothing.

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fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

So the most effective strategy is to say nothing.


Well said!

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Sodapop Member since:
2005-07-06

I think it's important. Saying it's the "Most Popular" might confuse Joe User into downloading a distro that might not be for him/her. Thus turning him off to Linux.

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s_groening Member since:
2005-12-13

I guess people interested in Linux would've heard of Ubuntu whether you like it or not or whether somebody calls it 'most popular' or not, and thus might very well have given it thought before someone else mentions Turbo Linux, Slackware, Fedora or any of the thousands of other distos our there ...

Actually people used to think like this about Red Hat and that has, I think, neither hurt nor helped Linux significantly ... What it does is give people an initial point of focus that might make it easier for them to choose Linux instead of driving them towards a certain distro ... Get people to get experienced and they'll form their own opinions, but I hardly think this little predicate is doing any harm ...

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Joe User does not read osnews.
Stop whining just because your favorite distro isn't as popular or get as much attention.

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