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Old 29. Nov 2009, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Based on the survey conducted by DesktopLinux two years back on the desktop Linux users, it shows that (only top three's are listed below):

Linux Distros:
Ubuntu 30%
SUSE 21%
Other Debian 14%

Windowing Environment:
Gnome 45%
KDE 35%
Xfce 8%

Browsers:
Firefox 60%
Konqueror 14%
Opera 12%

Email Clients:
Thunderbird 37%
Evolution 32%
Kmail 17%

Running Windows Apps on Linux:
Wine 44%
VMWare 27%
VirtualBox 8%

Have the trends been changed so far? Your view?
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It has changed but by how much, I can't really say. All I know is that Ubuntu has dominated the Linux world.

Check out this article at TuxRadar: http://tuxradar.com/content/tuxradar...20-rise-karmic

Also, take a look at this graph that shows the percentage of Ubuntu users out of all other Linux distro users at TuxRadar:



Now that is one cool graph.
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Good resources. Some stats applicable to their readers only?

The graph shows most users adopt the new version of Ubuntu almost instantly after launch.
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Good resources. Some stats applicable to their readers only?

The graph shows most users adopt the new version of Ubuntu almost instantly after launch.
Yeah, they are only applicable to their readers (I think). Nevertheless, it gives us a good indication of how many users are using what distro.

Yes, the graph does show that most users adopt the new version of Ubuntu almost immediately. What I find amusing is that some users have been using a version of Ubuntu months before it is officially released! Just look at 9.10.

What I don't really understand are the two graphs for Fedora and Mandriva and PCLinuxOS, it isn't really a smooth curve but one with lots of spikes.
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What I don't really understand are the two graphs for Fedora and Mandriva and PCLinuxOS, it isn't really a smooth curve but one with lots of spikes.
Possibly due to the significance in scales of Y-axis. For Ubuntu, each jump in value represents 10%, whereas the other two graphs it represents 0.5% or 1%. They will be smoother if you use the same scale.
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Based on the survey conducted by DesktopLinux two years back on the desktop Linux users, it shows that (only top three's are listed below):

Linux Distros:
Ubuntu 30%
SUSE 21%
Other Debian 14%

Windowing Environment:
Gnome 45%
KDE 35%
Xfce 8%

Browsers:
Firefox 60%
Konqueror 14%
Opera 12%

Email Clients:
Thunderbird 37%
Evolution 32%
Kmail 17%

Running Windows Apps on Linux:
Wine 44%
VMWare 27%
VirtualBox 8%

Have the trends been changed so far? Your view?


Thanks you for the post.
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