What's the Most Popular Linux Desktop?

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-08-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The results of DesktopLinux.com's 2006 Desktop Linux Market survey are in, and the votes are all tallied. This first article of a series offers a perspective on how the various desktop Linux distributions fared, and why. (Desktop Linux)

The results of DesktopLinux.com's 2006 Desktop Linux Market survey are in, and the votes are all tallied. This first article of a series offers a perspective on how the various desktop Linux distributions fared, and why.

Before jumping into what the survey of almost 15,000 Linux users revealed, though, I should point out a few things.

First, this is in no way, shape, or form a scientific survey. Anyone who wanted to vote could vote. We did make sure that we didn't have a Chicago-style election with multiple votes from one person—or IP address, anyway—but that was about it.

We also didn't include some mildly popular choices—Arch Linux, GNOME's Epiphany Web browser, and the Fluxbox window manager—in the initial version of survey. Our readers spoke early on, and we added them.

Still, when all is said and done, we do think that our survey does say some interesting things about the current state of desktop Linux. So, without further adieu, here's what we found.

The most popular desktop of Linux today is... well, most of you can already guess without seeing the scores: Ubuntu.

Read the full story on Desktop Linux: Results from the 2006 Desktop Linux Survey - Part 1

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor of eWEEK.com's Linux & Open Source Center and Ziff Davis Channel Zone. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
























 
 
 
 
 
 

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