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 No it isnt on Mon 20th Dec 2010 14:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

If you look at the charts for mobile vs Linux, you'll notice that the hugely successful iPad is still not nearly as big as Ubuntu. The iPhone, the most hyped gadget the last few years, is still only slightly bigger than all Linuxes minus Android.

http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2010-10/SquidRepor...

Yet some people will claim that the desktop is dead and mobile is the new king. Others will pretend Linux is a dismal failure compared to the same equally small mobile space.

Fact is, though, that Linux is big enough to sustain a healthy developer community, which in turn makes it a usable desktop platform for most purposes. For the rest, you need Photoshop.

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by jbauer on Mon 20th Dec 2010 18:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
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2005-07-06

Fact is, though, that Linux is big enough to sustain a healthy developer community, which in turn makes it a usable desktop platform for most purposes. For the rest, you need Photoshop.


So 99% of users need Photoshop. Adobe must be delighted.

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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by No it isnt on Mon 20th Dec 2010 18:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
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2005-11-14

Most users' needs can be adequately met with Linux.

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