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    Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=ubuntu

    This has been my 'go-to' for Ubuntu popularity over the last few years. Now it seems the last time it was this unpopular was way back in 2007.

    Maybe it's because Windows 7 perhaps leapt ahead in usability, and the whole infrastructure of Linux is fading into obscurity, to be replaced by things built on top, like Android and Chrome OS. I admit, the last time I used Ubuntu on my machines was over 2 months ago.
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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    No, i'd like it to stay unpopular. Last time I used Windows @ home was like a year ago.


    I love the spikes at every new release...haha.

    Now compare it with Fedora

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=fedor...ate=all&sort=0

    if you want to worry about linux...fedora might be a distro to see fading away in the future.

    Im surprised that opensuse has done so well

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=opens...ate=all&sort=0

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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=ubunt...ate=all&sort=0

    By your analysis, it would seem that Windows is becoming unpopular as well

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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    Well, these findings are definitely conclusive. Time to go back to using manual typewriters.

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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    Considering each release of Ubuntu breaks something, I can see why it would be becoming unpopular to some people.

    I wish there was another huge/well known Desktop distro (no, not RHEL/SLED) that gave a better example of the Linux desktop.

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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    No. Well, not me at least.
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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    you do realize all this is biased to those who use Google and they frequency of such, right?
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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    Actually windows 7 is not very popular either. Most windows users still use XP and will probably stick to it for quite a while. This is actually a problem for M$.

    Considering each release of Ubuntu breaks something, I can see why it would be becoming unpopular to some people.
    New releases are always buggy, the same goes with Windows, that's why you shouldn't get the new release until later to wait for the bugs to be fixed unless you want to participate in bug testing,--which is a valuable service and you don't have to pay to be a genuine pig like in Windows.

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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    No, if you look at the chart it's bouncing up and down a lot. There are peaks, then it dies down a bit, then another peak etc. The Linux one is a bit worrying though. I wouldn't take it that seriously, it's just a Google result.

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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    People tend to search more when there is a problem than if everything is working.

    I kind of like this graph and how it lines up with release and other notes.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=Ubunt...ate=all&sort=0

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