Linked by David Adams on Tue 3rd Aug 2010 16:05 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux As we mentioned in a previous article, Red Hat advocate Greg DeKoenigsberg claimed that due to the much larger amount of code it's contributed, Red Hat is a better open source citizen than Canonical, adding, "Canonical is a marketing organization masquerading as an engineering organization." A Computerworld blog retorts that that's no insult; and that marketing Linux could be just as important to the cause as contributing code. Updated
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There goes the troll again.

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danieldk Member since:

Well, he seems right about one thing: it's now that the 1% grew, but that it is differently divided. Without Ubuntu, Linux probably kept the 1% marketshare, but SUSE and Fedora would be kings of the hill of Linux on the desktop.

Besides all of that, it paints to bleak a picture. GNU/Linux made a lot of inroads on the sever, and embedded devices (routers, access points, you name it), and increasingly in mobile devices. Linux on the desktop is not winning, but Linux on devices is.

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dylansmrjones Member since:

Well, if you move outside USA, one will see that Linux is much more dominant on the desktop than OS X. On a global level Linux and OS X are estimated to both have around 5% market share with Linux being the larger one outside USA.

But even if we look at U.S. Linux numbers one will see that Linux has grown from close to 0% a decade ago to almost 2% now. And the *BSD's are almost at 1% now (on the desktop that is) using the scewed numbers from U.S.A.

There is no doubt Ubuntu has done a lot to increase knowledge of GNU/Linux, and I can't see that as a bad thing.

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nt_jerkface Member since:

There goes the troll again.

Confucius says: Man who wears retarded hat should not call others names.

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