Linked by snydeq on Fri 17th Dec 2010 22:32 UTC
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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RE[3]: Comment by flanque
by dylansmrjones on Sat 18th Dec 2010 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
dylansmrjones
Member since:
2005-10-02

Cool. Useless statistics. There is no way to reliably measure OS adoption using web statistics.

Besides that, an adoption of Linux around 30% (in the mobile area) can hardly be considered a failure. Of course this is not in all countries, but nonetheless predominantly in Europe. Of course there are countries with lower adoption rates, but also countries with higher adoption rates. Which is what I wrote.

So thank you for proving me right.

EDIT: You must feel really powerful when you mod down people, right? Nothing like bashing other persons with lies, damned lies and statistics, eh?

Edited 2010-12-18 15:00 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by lucas_maximus on Sat 18th Dec 2010 16:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Cool. Useless statistics. There is no way to reliably measure OS adoption using web statistics.

Besides that, an adoption of Linux around 30% (in the mobile area) can hardly be considered a failure. Of course this is not in all countries, but nonetheless predominantly in Europe. Of course there are countries with lower adoption rates, but also countries with higher adoption rates. Which is what I wrote.

So thank you for proving me right.

EDIT: You must feel really powerful when you mod down people, right? Nothing like bashing other persons with lies, damned lies and statistics, eh?


[sarcasm]Yes because statistics are completely pointless[/sarcasm].

When someone shows you some evidence (while you have shown none) that doesn't fit in with your already entrenched view on the world, you decide you don't like the results, then do what most zealots do and attack the method of collection.

Edited 2010-12-18 16:42 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by dylansmrjones on Sat 18th Dec 2010 16:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Huh?
Entranched world view? No evidence? WTF? Did you read nothing? And evidence of what? Numbers? The stats are already there. Take a look at Ukraine, Denmark etc. in regard to the mobile OS area.

No, statistics are not completely pointless, but they have to be used with proper caution. Particularly when they are known to be flawed (as all statistics are). Web statistics are notoriously flawed, and cannot be used the way some of you are using them. They can at best represent a trend, and that trend is damn clear.

Calling me a zealot is funny. Following threads are hardly your typical GNU/Linux-zealot: http://www.osnews.com/thread?271241
http://www.osnews.com/thread?271248

If I'm a zealot I'm at least not the typical braindead zealot so common on slashdot and such places. Besides that I thought most zealots would attack the messenger, or the opponent, and not the method of collection. Zealots usually aren't that bright.

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by flanque on Sat 18th Dec 2010 22:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Cool. Useless statistics. There is no way to reliably measure OS adoption using web statistics.

Besides that, an adoption of Linux around 30% (in the mobile area) can hardly be considered a failure.

Where did you get 30% from?

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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by ricegf on Sun 19th Dec 2010 11:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Gartner, probably. They charge money for their reports, but they are widely quoted, for example, here:

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/71213.html?wlc=1289429519&wlc=1...

The actual worldwide 3Q10 sales numbers are #1 Symbian (28.2%) and #2 Android Linux (25.5%), with iOS and Blackberry trailing in third and fourth. The other Linux-based mobile operating systems (Bada, webOS, Maemo, and some other minor variants) aren't mentioned in that particular article, but were around 5% last I checked. Windows was also around 5% and dropping; it will interesting to see if the WinP7 launch (described as "disappointing" in the USA) will make an impact in 4Q10 numbers.

I'm curious - were you unaware that Android is a Linux product, or unaware of its 827% growth rate this year in the mobile space?

Edited 2010-12-19 11:28 UTC

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