Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Jul 2008 23:50 UTC
Linux CodingExperiments.com posted an interesting article by utilizing the Google Trends system to show the trends in the Linux ecosystem. While these trends don't mean "market share", they are interesting and pretty accurate in terms of what average users care about. According to it, "Ubuntu" might even overtake the word "linux" in Google's searches.
Thread beginning with comment 321140
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
ruel24
Member since:
2006-03-21

No, I'm right with you. IMO, there are tiers of Linux distros, the highest being the innovative ones like Red Hat/Fedora, Suse, Mandriva, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware... The next rung down are the spins: PCLinuxOS, Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, Sabayon... Then there are the spins of the spins: Mint, DreamLinux, SAM... There's nothing wrong with not using a first tier Linux distro, as some of those that are based upon those distros improve upon their roots quite a bit. However, credit is due to the main innovators out there.

Reply Parent Score: 4

-oblio- Member since:
2008-05-27

Slackware innovative? You must be really confused here ;)

Reply Parent Score: 1

byrc Member since:
2006-02-18

Slackware is innovative. Innovation is /not/ just new features. That is what is causing the huge software bloat we see all over the place today. Innovation is doing things a different way, with reason, and pulling it off. Slackware is one the few mainstream distros that still follows KISS, and for people who are looking for that, it is incredibly innovative because nobody else is doing it.

Reply Parent Score: 3