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Desktop Debian = Ubuntu
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.
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