Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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growth of alternatives?
by KLU9 on Mon 28th Nov 2011 11:39 UTC
KLU9
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2006-12-06

Is/Are there any data on how the latest "big number" releases of the big DEs (KDE 4, Gnome 3) have had on alternative DEs like Xfce or LXDE? Any coinciding surges in numbers of users, or developers, or distros choosing them?

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RE: growth of alternatives?
by zima on Sun 4th Dec 2011 19:03 in reply to "growth of alternatives?"
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2005-07-06

Outside of K/L/X/Ubuntu positions on Distrowatch (yeah, not entirely representative), Wikimedia seems to have started tracking different DE variants of Ubuntu since October: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2011-10/SquidRepor...

A bit early to tell, and/or the October detection might have been not very reliable (or maybe K/L/Xubuntu really are that niche?), but should be worth following.

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