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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu InfoWorld's Savio Rodrigues sees 2010 as a watershed year for Ubuntu, one that could herald meaningful enterprise interest in the OS, thanks to a rising tide of developers - and deployment servers - adopting the OS. "As with many recent trends in the IT industry, developers become ambassadors for products they enjoy using and have quickly become an early indicator for enterprise technology usage in the future. In a seemingly perfect storm, Ubuntu is benefiting from strong developer usage, and the fact that developers are increasingly selecting Amazon's EC2 cloud platform bodes well for continued Ubuntu success on EC2," Rodrigues writes, noting that Ubuntu has surpassed Red Hat usage on deployment servers as well. "As that occurs, IT decision makers will need to consider or reconsider Ubuntu for usage within the enterprise. Rest assured that Red Hat won't sit idly by during these discussions."
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Comment by flanque
by flanque on Sat 18th Dec 2010 01:31 UTC
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

*snore*

Year on year it's the year of Linux on the desktop and year on year it just doesn't seem to crack that nut in any meaningful way.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by dylansmrjones on Sat 18th Dec 2010 03:02 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

It cracked 'the nut' some years ago - people just didn't realize it when it happened.

Besides that it's GNU/Linux when we're talking the usual OS stack. Systems not using the GNU userland is obviously not GNU/Linux.*

When it comes to netbooks and smartphones GNU/Linux and Linux have already taken off very well. Particularly smartphones is an area where MS are way behind. On the desktop Linux' main area is Europe (at least when considering 1st and 2nd world countries). The situation in USA may be very different.

*This is something RMS and Linus Torvalds agree on fulfully and with zero disagreement. 'GNU/Linux' for the system, and 'Linux' for the kernel.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by jbauer on Sat 18th Dec 2010 09:51 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
jbauer Member since:
2005-07-06

It cracked 'the nut' some years ago - people just didn't realize it when it happened.


Yeah, about the same time Steam was released for Linux. It's just that we don't know it yet.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by flanque on Sat 18th Dec 2010 10:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

It cracked 'the nut' some years ago - people just didn't realize it when it happened.

I suspect they picked up the wrong nut to crack then.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by westlake on Sat 18th Dec 2010 13:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

It cracked 'the nut' some years ago - people just didn't realize it when it happened.

On the desktop Linux' main area is Europe (at least when considering 1st and 2nd world countries).


StatCounter has a useful global breakdown by region and country.

You can begin here:

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-eu-monthly-200911-201011

and then take a look at the charts for the UK, Germany, France and so on.

This is not a success story. It is a picture of failure on a global scale.

You might also take a look at the European charts for Mobile OS and Mobile vs Desktop.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by Gone fishing on Sat 18th Dec 2010 07:12 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

Did you read the article?

I agree with dylansmrjones the year of the Linux desktops already happened. Several Linux distros produce desktops that are more than usable, many Windows users would be better off with these distros.

However, the article brings up potential issues between Canonical and Redhat. I'd like to see them both strong. I'm interested in the way Ubuntu's going with Unity, Wayland etc looks like innovation to me. Nevertheless Redhat's a more major contributor Linux development.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by d.marcu on Sat 18th Dec 2010 10:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
d.marcu Member since:
2009-12-27

Issues? i don't think so. The market is big enough for both and working together would benefit them more than rivalry.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by vivainio on Sat 18th Dec 2010 21:12 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Year on year it's the year of Linux on the desktop and year on year it just doesn't seem to crack that nut in any meaningful way.


Was there an article about Linux on desktop somewhere?

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RE: Comment by flanque
by dizzey on Sun 19th Dec 2010 06:09 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
dizzey Member since:
2005-10-15

Hey did you even read the article or the summary.
*hint* it does not talk about the year of the linux desktop.

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RE: Comment by flanque
by Soulbender on Sun 19th Dec 2010 08:25 in reply to "Comment by flanque"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Still doing better than "the year of Windows in the datacenter" though.

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