Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 24th Jan 2011 08:42 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers met last week in Dallas to make final design decisions about the popular Linux distribution's features and decided to use LibreOffice for its office suite."
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RE[3]: Obvious
by lemur2 on Mon 24th Jan 2011 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

Though I don't use it myself, according to all stats I've seen Ubuntu is by far the most used Linux on the desktop (which is where Open/LibreOffice is used). Thus the probability of someone posting an article about this change is higher for Ubuntu as it is for NyTyX.


Is that the common perception? Interesting.

A year ago, by inspecting which fonts were installed, a survey found that OpenOffice market share in Germany was 21.5% and growing.

http://www.quantenblog.net/free-software/openoffice-market-share

Apparently the trend was that OpenOffice had gained 3% in a year. Worldwide, the share is measured at between 10% and 20% for many countries.

http://www.webmasterpro.de/portal/news/2010/02/05/international-ope...

Do people really imagine that all of this appreciable market share is due primarily to Linux desktop users?

Edited 2011-01-24 21:55 UTC

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RE[4]: Obvious
by righard on Tue 25th Jan 2011 09:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Obvious"
righard Member since:
2007-12-26

I didn't mean that OpenOffice was mainly used on Linux, I meant that OpenOffice was mainly used on desktops as opposed to, for example, servers.

Sorry for the ambiguity.

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RE[5]: Obvious
by lemur2 on Tue 25th Jan 2011 10:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Obvious"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I didn't mean that OpenOffice was mainly used on Linux, I meant that OpenOffice was mainly used on desktops as opposed to, for example, servers.

Sorry for the ambiguity.


I re-read your statement: I should be the one to apologise.

You said:
Though I don't use it myself, according to all stats I've seen Ubuntu is by far the most used Linux on the desktop (which is where Open/LibreOffice is used)


The closest noun construct to the phrase "which is where Open/LibreOffice is used" in your sentence is "on the desktop". Not "Linux". Your text is clear, I just misread it.

I think the parentheses threw me a bit. Sorry about that.

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