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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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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by ricegf on Sun 19th Dec 2010 11:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
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Gartner, probably. They charge money for their reports, but they are widely quoted, for example, here:

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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RE[6]: Comment by flanque
by flanque on Sun 19th Dec 2010 11:36 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by flanque"
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Android is not a "Linux product". It has a modified Linux kernel, among many other differences.

The context of my comments were about Linux on the desktop.

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RE[7]: Comment by flanque
by ricegf on Sun 19th Dec 2010 13:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by flanque"
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You seem to get lost between "It uses a modified Linux kernel" and "Android is not a Linux product". A Linux product is a product built on Linux technology. Android is. It really is just that simple. (Maybe you meant it's not a Gnu/Linux product? We'd agree there - Android has a custom user land built on Java technology. ;-)

Speaking of remarkable leaps, the thread was:

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

Where did you get 30% from?
Probably from Gartner.
The context of my comments were about Linux on the desktop.

Jumping from "30% in the mobile area" to "the context of my comments were about Linux on the desktop" is... well, remarkable. :-D

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RE[7]: Comment by flanque
by _txf_ on Sun 19th Dec 2010 18:44 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by flanque"
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erm... modified linux kernel is STILL a linux kernel. And when they say modified they mean it has things that the mainline linux kernel did not accept. But it still tracks the mainline linux kernel, patches flow easily between them and it operates in much the same way.

Also...Define "Linux Product". Who makes these mystical products, what are their characteristics?

Edited 2010-12-19 18:48 UTC

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