Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Oct 2008 10:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Sunday we reported on an interview with an MSI manager, who stated that internal research had shown that the return rate for the Linux version of MSI's Wind netbook was four times as high as that of the Windows XP version. He claimed that the unfamiliarity of people with Linux was the culprit. This claim sparked some serious discussion around the net, but now MSI's statement is being repeated by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.
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RE[3]: Canonical
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Canonical"
FooBarWidget
Member since:
2005-11-11

you mean theses thing then mandriva, suse, xandros.... done before this compagny started?


And how popular are these distros again compared to Ubuntu? The importance of desktop work is only measured by its effect; if it's not effective then it's worthless. You can be delusional all you want, but it's still a fact that Canonical managed to gain much more market share. And for a good reason. As long as there are people like you around who keep denying things like this, Linux will never succeed on the desktop. Stop being emotionally attached to Mandriva/SuSE/Xandros and start seeing that Canonical managed to do things none of them have succeeded in, namely greater desktop acceptance of Linux.

Edited 2008-10-07 14:06 UTC

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RE[4]: Canonical
by collinm on Tue 7th Oct 2008 14:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Canonical"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

how do you evaluate distros popularity?

dell on desktop push ubuntu, on server suse, red hat

hp push suse on desktop and suse and red hat on server
msi push suse

asus push xandros
acer push linpus

latina america push mandriva...

stop being in love with ubuntu and open your eye

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RE[5]: Canonical
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 15:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Canonical"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

how do you evaluate distros popularity?

dell on desktop push ubuntu, on server suse, red hat

hp push suse on desktop and suse and red hat on server
msi push suse

asus push xandros
acer push linpus

latina america push mandriva...

stop being in love with ubuntu and open your eye


With statistics and evidence of course:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=ubuntu%2Credhat%2Csuse
http://distrowatch.com/ -> "Page Hit Ranking"

You can spin it any way you want, but the numbers are against you. You may not prefer Ubuntu as distribution, and that's fine. But trying to paint Canonical as a freeloader who has done nothing compared to SuSE/RedHat/Xandros/Mandriva/etc in spite of overwhelming evidence, shows that you are too emotionally attached to those distros. The fact that you try to spin my comment as being "love for Ubuntu" in spite of all the evidence, makes your statements questionable at best.

And I'm only talking about desktop, not server. This entire story is about Linux on the desktop, server has got nothing to do with it.

But frankly, that isn't even the problem. It isn't even about whether Ubuntu is better/worse than $DISTRO or who's the zealot here. Look at what you're doing: you're fighting fellow Linux supporters, namely Canonical and people who like Ubuntu. How can you ever expect Linux to succeed on the desktop, as long as there's so much in-fighting? Stop fighting fellow Linux supporters and start fighting some *real* enemies.

Edited 2008-10-07 15:06 UTC

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