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Desktop Debian = Ubuntu
Posted Sep 2, 2009 5:43 UTC (Wed) by jordanb (guest, #45668)
Posted Sep 2, 2009 7:39 UTC (Wed) by patrick_g (subscriber, #44470)
Posted Sep 2, 2009 13:00 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
Desktop Debian rocks
Posted Sep 2, 2009 8:32 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
You might say that these are servers being admin'd graphically. Let us see typically desktop-y applications: quick browsing shows regular users of Firefox (iceweasel really) at 33%, libgstreamer at 27%, evince at 26%, libgphoto2 and openoffice both at 25%. To put these figures in perspective, Apache is at 44% and Samba at 27%.
There are lots of bias in the sample: only utter geeks would install popularity-contest, and only properly connected machines will show up. I would counter that both things pretty much describe Debian's audience. IMHO saying that 50% of Debian users have it as a desktop is a good estimation.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 11:54 UTC (Wed) by N0NB (guest, #3407)
Posted Sep 2, 2009 20:41 UTC (Wed) by branden (subscriber, #7029)
Nice to meet you. I'm Branden.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 20:47 UTC (Wed) by zlynx (subscriber, #2285)
I mean, when I said it, I meant people I actually know in person and I know what they're running.
Now, as I don't make a habit of going around asking people if they're running Ubuntu or Debian or what, my sample size is about 5 people.
One of those I know used to run a Debian laptop and I *think* he is running Ubuntu now but possibly not. I know the other 4 are running Ubuntu.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 21:01 UTC (Wed) by alex (subscriber, #1355)
Posted Sep 3, 2009 13:10 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(of course I'm running Debian on the desktop too, and adminning it remotely for my mum, who's in the same boat, and all she wants is something that Just Works and isn't virally infestable...)
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