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[News] Linux and GNU Used in Huge Numbers

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A future so bright Tux needs shades

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| “Everyone uses Linux. It’s in the TV, it’s in your TiVo, it’s in all the 
| settop boxes, it’s in your Sony camera. Make a trade on the NYSE and it’s 
| there, search on Google and it’s Linux. Linux owns 85% of the supercomputer 
| market. I’ve seen Linux in a milking machine.”   
| If Linux were a corporate effort its CEO would be into champagne wishes and 
| caviar dreams. As it is, however, Zemlin is just looking for steady growth 
| next year.   


Numbers, Downloads and Straws

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| If we take the Fedora numbers, divide them by two and do the same with the 
| numbers of Ubuntu, that would give us an impressive number for “an operating 
| system for hobbyists”. But what we should not forget in that count is the 
| other distributions. Take for granted that today I will not bug you with the 
| ones that are in the southern section of the Distrowatch rankings. But what 
| about OpenSuse, Mint, Mandriva? Let’s put them at one million each and ignore 
| the rest of the candidates. Together with Ubuntu and Fedora, this estimate 
| that I would qualify as conservative (when should I stop cutting and dividing 
| those numbers to sound serious?) makes GNU/Linux not the distant third, but 
| the second most used operating systems behind the Windows family. Remember me 
| when you’ll read the next analyst report stating the immaturity of Linux on 
| the desktop. These numbers make sense, and we should think about them. They 
| mean something is happening, and it does so by flying under the radar. All 
| the more interesting to watch, I guess.             
| Don’t open up the champagne, folks; this is just the beginning….



Red Hat Fedora Claims It's the Leader in Linux

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| Red Hat's Fedora community Linux distribution has now tallied its user base,
| and it's a number that on the surface would make it the largest installed
| base of any Linux distribution, with at least 9.5 million users and possibly
| as many as 10.5 million.

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