Given the fact that no-one ever bothers to methodically sample Linux users (aside from Distrowatch) and given the inherit difficulty in trying to measure the user-base of freely distributed operating system - I *fail* to see how anyone can magically decided that Ubuntu *is* Linux and as a result Unity *is* the most widely used DE.
Originally Posted by Teho
Speaking for distrowatch (again the only reliable / non-reliable source of Linux userbase statistics) in the past six months, *not* only Ubuntu was second base, but it also accounted for *only* ~20% of the total user base. *
.... And even if we agree that Ubuntu is that yardstick, which not also add Kubuntu? Xubutnu?
In my small little world, I'd first find the fastest Linux distribution and *than* compare it to OSX and Windows 7... But guess its just me.
* Granted Mint is based on Ubuntu, but A. AFAIR it doesn't use Unity by default and B. Ubunutu is partially based on Debian so I'm not sure it's relevant.
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