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[5]: Canonical
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 15:03 UTC 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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RE[6]: Canonical
by collinm on Tue 7th Oct 2008 19:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Canonical"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

your link you post only show most searched on the web...

if for you most searched = most popular...

does it's mean most used? don't think so

like the news on this site about canotical who done nothing for linux, i don't think i'm alone who fighting it

you forget Mark Shuttleworth speach at EuroOSCON....
not me...

i have a lot more respect company like mandriva who have very few money but invest a lot in new product, new marked, improve linux usability...

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RE[7]: Canonical
by FooBarWidget on Tue 7th Oct 2008 20:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Canonical"
FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

does it's mean most used? don't think so


Of course not, but it sure is a good indication. With searches, I at least have *some indication* of its popularity. What do you have? Do you have any counter proof or proof that your favorite distro is more popular?

Do you even know what you're talking about? You admit liking Canonical-fighting news yet so far you, or anybody else for that matter, have only been able to criticize Canonical for contributing little to the *kernel*, while totally ignoring Canonical's contributions to the desktop area.

you forget Mark Shuttleworth speach at EuroOSCON....


So what about his "speach"?

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