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Ubuntu, The Most Popular Linux Operating System

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| This is clear indication of increasing adoption of GNU/Linux and Free
| Software.
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http://www.efytimes.com/efytimes/27979/news.htm

Ubuntu - THE Linux Distribution

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| IBM has finally recognised Ubuntu as a first class Linux ditribution. And
| it’s about time, as many customers have long used Ubuntu on their IBM
| machines as the default OS. Why? What’s the secret sauce of Ubuntu?
|
| First Ubuntu is unashamed and proud of Linux, server side and most
| importantly desktop-wise. Ubuntu has a clear agenda and policy, is backed up
| by Canonical but independent of “political” machinations. No one fears that a
| takeover of Canonical would change what Ubuntu stands for.
|
| And that is in sharp contrast to Novell/Suse. …
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http://qompute.wordpress.com/2008/08...-distribution/


Recent:

Vista: DOA in the Enterprise

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| The really bad news for Microsoft: the number of business PCs running Windows
| XP increased from 2007 to 2008—three times the increase in the percentage of
| PCs running Vista.
|
| Perhaps worse: The majority of businesses waiting for Vista—meaning those
| running older Windows versions—migrated to XP instead. Microsoft had counted
| on Windows 2000 and older versions to go to Vista. The newest Windows saw
| some conversion, but XP got much more.
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http://www.microsoft-watch.com/conte...129TX1K0000535
http://tinyurl.com/5by7m4


Is Linux Getting the Shaft?

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| So I went and looked. Here is the description of the database used by the
| Market Share service that everyone seems to rely on:
|
|
| We collect data from the browsers of site visitors to our exclusive
| on-demand network of live stats customers. The data is compiled from
| approximately 160 million visitors per month. The information published
| is an aggregate of the data from this network of hosted website
| statistics. The site unique visitor and referral information is
| summarized on a monthly basis.
|
| WTF?
|
| Is this supposed to be some kind of unbiased sample? But wait, there's
| more...
|
| [...]
|
| The complexity of this problem is actually rather large. But I can tell you
| one thing: If you were my graduate student and you came to me with this
| sampling strategy, I'd send you back to kindergarten. (If I had that power.)
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http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/20...nt=channellink
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