So for you Google Trends is a "general interest" metric? Really? Google Trends is telling you that global "general interest" in Ubuntu plateaued at the end of 2008 and has been declining since then? You really believe that that is what the downward trend in the Ubuntu line through 2009 and 2010 is saying? Because if you hold tight to your interpretation of Google Trends..that's exactly the conclusion you have to draw.