Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 21st Aug 2008 23:44 UTC
Linux "Where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?". Pingdom has taken a stab at answering this question using the Google Insights for Search. Read on for our observations on the results.
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RE: Comment by moleskine
by asgard on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 11:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
asgard
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2008-06-07

Plenty of ironies here, anyway. Utah's products are most popular among former commie countries.


Actually, this is wrong. The OpenSUSE is probably popular in Europe (and in Czech Republic in particular) because SUSE was a German company, which hired a lot of talented developers (especially in the Linux kernel area) here in Czech Republic back in the 90s. So this has nothing to do with Novell, they just came and bought SUSE almost a decade later.

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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 14:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
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2005-11-05

"Plenty of ironies here, anyway. Utah's products are most popular among former commie countries.


Actually, this is wrong. The OpenSUSE is probably popular in Europe (and in Czech Republic in particular) because SUSE was a German company, which hired a lot of talented developers (especially in the Linux kernel area) here in Czech Republic back in the 90s. So this has nothing to do with Novell, they just came and bought SUSE almost a decade later.
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Er, but the whole point is that isn't what the maps show, thus leading one to question the basis of the data and the article. I know about SuSE. I used to use it precisely because it was an example of European excellence. That's only partly true today. Novell have had SuSE for a while now, too. They didn't buy it yesterday.

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