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Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 4 Conclusion

Having written about a few methods of measuring popularity, including Torrents, Google Trends and Distrowatch Rankings I felt that I could try and draw some conclusions from all the data collected.

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Created by kandykorn 7 years 34 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 34 weeks ago
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Linux-Windows gap to remain for five years

The Linux desktop experience is now closer to the Windows environment than before, but the gap in mainstream adoption for the open source OS will not close anytime soon, says an industry analyst.

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Created by oshea 8 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 8 years 14 weeks ago
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Why sharing matters more than marketshare to GNU/Linux

In a recent article, Ryan Cartwright argued that free software isn't playing the "same game" as proprietary software is. He's right—but that begs the question: what game is GNU/Linux playing?

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Created by Jimbob 9 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 25 weeks ago
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How Linux Can Take The Marketshare Microsoft Throws Away

Regardless of what you think Microsoft is doing wrong, no one seems to think that Microsoft is doing a great job. They may still have the top position (by a lot) in desktop market share, but they are losing it fast. The point is, Microsoft seems to be shooting themselves in the foot.

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Created by extra 9 years 30 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 30 weeks ago
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Why Haven’t We Heard About Linux’s Growing Market Share?

Desktops starting with Dell have begun being sold with Linux pre-installed, almost all of the new UMPC Eee-like notebooks that are selling in extremely large numbers these days are coming with Linux pre-installed, Everex is pushing Linux desktops through Wal-Mart, and lots of new computers are getting SLED certified or some other form of Linux certification.

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Created by switchpin 9 years 43 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 43 weeks ago
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"Linux losing market share!" - Not so fast!

So the latest IDC quarterly server report is saying that shipments of servers with Linux on them are on a downturn, compared to shipments of servers with Windows Server on them.

Game over, Linux, you are defeated.


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Created by neotron 10 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 13 weeks ago
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