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Measuring the popularity of distros – Part 4 Conclusion

http://thelinuxblog.net

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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firefox 3.5 is the most popular browser in the world

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org

Firefox 3.5 is the most popular browser in the world. It tops IE 6, IE 7, and IE 8.

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How to make free software as popular as recycling

http://www.linux-magazine.com

The problem is not so much talking about ethics as the fact that we have not been talking about the benefits of ethics. Instead of the four freedoms that appeal to developers, we need a similar list that explains what advantages free software offers for ordinary users.

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Does the Linux desktop need to be popular?

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Does Linux desktop even need to be popular? There are, shall we say, differing options among the open source cognoscenti gathered in Portland, Oregon this week for the annual LinuxCon.

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And the loser is... Internet Explorer

http://www.itwire.com

Want to know what the most used Windows applications are, based on a real-time survey of 75,000 software tracked volunteers? The good news is that it ain't Internet Explorer which got an ass-kicking from Firefox and Google Chrome.

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Popularity VS Usability

http://linuxgeeksunited.blogspot.com

We see blog posts and articles everywhere. They proclaim that Distro X has the most users. Distro B has the most hits on a site that lists distros. Distro C is the top because Linus or some other "Geek God" prefers it.

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Why is Ubuntu the most popular distro?

http://manishtech.wordpress.com

I just came across a discussion on Reddit why Ubuntu is the most popular distro? Everyone who comes to know about Linux first hears about Ubuntu. Why is it so?

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Ubuntu 'stagnation' is really innovation

http://news.cnet.com

Keir Thomas believes that Ubuntu and Mozilla Firefox have forgotten their core values in the rush to popularity. I can't agree.

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Distro Rankings and Popularity Ratings through the Years

http://www.junauza.com

Have you ever wondered which Linux distribution was most popular during the previous years? If you have, then you may be interested in some of the data that I’m going to present to you.

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Why Are People So Crazy About Linux?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

You see it all the time, a "product" that has a tiny percentage of the desktop market, and yet it's popularity is so evident. I'm not going to get into my thoughts on the future of Linux on the desktop, or what the percentage gains versus Apple looks like. What I'm interested in discussing, is why are people so crazy about Linux?

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Survey says ... Linux desktop is ever more popular

http://desktoplinux.com

The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000 people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported in.

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Ubuntu: Just how popular is it?

http://www.starryhope.com

we found some interesting statistics online that show Ubuntu’s popularity is growing. From these statistics, it looks like Ubuntu has become far more popular than any other Linux distribution.

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Linux Distro Popularity According to Google

http://blog.gpowered.net

Distrowatch gives some pretty decent stats on the main Distros but for a while I've wanted to know how Google sees their popularity; mainly by how many pages mention specific distros.

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PCLinuxOS gaining more popularity than Ubuntu?

http://www.seopher.com

This may not be as absurd a claim as you may think, especially when you take into consideration the minor backlash that Ubuntu has experienced. So is PCLinuxOS the next poster-child of usable Linux?

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Created by missgeek 7 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 17 weeks ago
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Ubuntu is more popular than kittens AND pie

http://www.seopher.com

In a mildly childish attempt at putting the popularity of Ubuntu into real context, I've enlisted the help of Google trends to benchmark searches for "Ubuntu" against other words. Mindless spam or important sociological experiment? You decide.

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