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madjr
December 29th, 2010, 10:05 PM
took over a year and a half to finally reach 100,000 ... and then in just 2 months 100,000 more apps appear...

hoomans... always waiting for the last minute to throw themselves in.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/28/app-store-milestones-windows-phone-7-hits-5-000-as-android-pass/

zekopeko
December 29th, 2010, 11:44 PM
And Ubuntu has only some 3000 GUI apps. Makes you think.

LowSky
December 29th, 2010, 11:54 PM
And Ubuntu has only some 3000 GUI apps. Makes you think.

Where did you get 3,000?

Synaptic lists well over 32,000 applications. I just checked. Sure not all are GUI, but that is a large number

That only includes whats available from the repos. there is no doubt millions of applications floating over the web

Hur Dur
December 29th, 2010, 11:56 PM
Where did you get 3,000?

Synaptic lists well over 32,000 applications. I just checked. Sure not all are GUI, but that is a large number

That only includes whats available from the repos. there is no doubt millions of applications floating over the web

So, do Ubuntu's repositories surpass Debian's as the largest now?

Verbeck
December 30th, 2010, 12:03 AM
So, do Ubuntu's repositories surpass Debian's as the largest now?
maybe,
http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz 28237
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/allpackages?format=txt.gz 34657

Simian Man
December 30th, 2010, 12:09 AM
maybe,
http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz 28237
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/allpackages?format=txt.gz 34657



Yeah but by and large those packages are just copied, unmodified from Debian's repos. Closer to 6420 are really Ubuntu packages.

zekopeko
December 30th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Where did you get 3,000?

Synaptic lists well over 32,000 applications. I just checked. Sure not all are GUI, but that is a large number

That only includes whats available from the repos. there is no doubt millions of applications floating over the web

Not true. Those 32000 "applications" include libraries, development packages and plenty of other stuff that your average user simply doesn't care about. The ~3000 GUI apps number is from Ubuntu Software Center which lists GUI apps by default.

You are correct that there are "millions of applications floating over the web" but they aren't targeting Ubuntu or Linux. Most of them are for Windows.

MadCow108
December 30th, 2010, 12:21 AM
So, do Ubuntu's repositories surpass Debian's as the largest now?

maybe,
http://packages.debian.org/stable/allpackages?format=txt.gz 28237
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/allpackages?format=txt.gz 34657



ubuntu is based on debian unstable which has ~36000 packages
so the number of ubuntu only packages is negible

I do not know how if someone controls what counts as android app, but under debian they do not accept every random **** if it duplicates others without improving, are just useless gimmicks or have a too low quality.
So the andoid/debian numbers are not comparable.
Its probably similar with the android/windowsphone comparison done in the article...