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[4]: Comment by flanque
by lucas_maximus on Sat 18th Dec 2010 16:38 UTC 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[6]: Comment by flanque
by lucas_maximus on Sat 18th Dec 2010 17:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by flanque"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

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.


Whether it is or not doesn't really matter in the context of the article.

Your original assertion was that

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.


And then the desktop stats are linked. You ignore this and carry on chatting about mobile then you say this.

They can at best represent a trend, and that trend is damn clear.


And the trends show that for the desktop, Windows 7 usage is increasing, Windows XP & Vista are decreasing, MacOSX is staying the same and Linux is hasn't moved from the bottom.

Edited 2010-12-18 17:35 UTC

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