LinuxDesktop 2006 Survey is in, the winner is Ubuntu!!

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    The results of DesktopLinux.com's survey are in, and the votes are
    tallied. The winner is Ubuntu 6.06!!. Almost 15,000 Linux users took part
    in this survey. Here are the top distros according to the users:

    1) Ubuntu - 29.2%
    2) Debian - 12.2%
    3) Suse - 10.1%
    4) Gentoo - 9.6%
    5) Fedora - 7%
    6) Mandriva - 4.8%


    Thinking of the big names, RedHat came with mere 2.2% votes.That's still better
    than Linspire (1%) & Xandros (0.8%).

    Ubuntu with a strong helping community & an excellent distro is beyond
    doubt , the winner. Surprisingly, Debian is in the second place!!.
    The survey also adds that Kubuntu(KDE desktop) & Edubuntu has its own
    fans.

    Read more about it here
     
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    Sykora I see right through you.

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    Can you tell me how many are LFS users? :)
     
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    @Sykora, You mean, how many Linux Users took part in the survey?
    I have already mentioned it. Around 15,000 Linux users voted in the survey.
     
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    No he's asking the number of people using Linux From Scratch. I guess, it's not been included in the poll or is it?
     
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    I don't know that. That's not what the survey covered!!! The survey just wanted to
    know which Linux the users were using & their preference for a particular Linux.
    That's all.
     
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    Sykora I see right through you.

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    I suppose you're right. The people crazy enough to do LFS won't participate in such polls :)
     
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    Ubuntu ftw! :D
     
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    Nimda l33t n00b!

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    I wonder why Mandriva scored so less :confused:
     
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    @Nimda, Mandriva Linux has not improved much in it's offering, so it fared badly!!
    @Sykora, You don't call LFS users as crazy!! Linux is different from Windows, so
    users must learn new things & unlearn certain things they learnt in Windows.
    A Mac O.S user will call a Windows a crap. Things are more simpler in Mac campared
    to Windows. It's how you look at things, you'll form an idea about a thing.
     
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    alas Debian too reaching to ppl........
     
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    Why alas for Debian @Prakash? Debian is a very good distro. It surely deserves it.
     
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