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

    I couldn't care less about how popular a given Linux distro is.

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

    I'm shocked Mazza that you don't use Ubuntu anymore.

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

    That means that Ubuntu is becoming more user friendly and people are less googling for solutions.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by malspa View Post
    I couldn't care less about how popular a given Linux distro is.
    two reasons why it's important

    1. Updates

    2. Troubleshooting support

    It's the reason I went to Ubuntu from Fedora
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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    Quote Originally Posted by alket View Post
    That means that Ubuntu is becoming more user friendly and people are less googling for solutions.
    Don't delude yourself.

    What is actually somewhat interesting is the constant decline in popularity for "linux":

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 98cwitr View Post
    two reasons why it's important

    1. Updates

    2. Troubleshooting support

    It's the reason I went to Ubuntu from Fedora

    Yeah. But besides Ubuntu, I have some less popular distros installed, and I don't really see there being any issues there with either updates or troubleshooting support. So popularity doesn't concern me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 98cwitr View Post
    two reasons why it's important

    1. Updates

    2. Troubleshooting support

    It's the reason I went to Ubuntu from Fedora
    I'll add #3: Package support. For example, Google Video for gmail chat is packaged for .deb only, and it's no secret that software packages are typically packaged for rpm and debian based systems, and then everybody else gets to build from source. I just want to click on something and make it work, I don't want to screw around with somebody's .config file and also track down the old/new versions of packages that something depends on. Thus, I use Ubuntu.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by malspa View Post
    Yeah. But besides Ubuntu, I have some less popular distros installed, and I don't really see there being any issues there with either updates or troubleshooting support. So popularity doesn't concern me.
    what do you use them for?
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    Re: Does it worry anyone that Ubuntu is becoming unpopular?

    Quote Originally Posted by 98cwitr View Post
    what do you use them for?
    I like to multi-boot for several reasons. For one thing, I'm interested in the different projects out there. I hear so many different opinions about this distro and that distro, and I like to see for myself how things go when using a particular distro over a long period of time.

    I like to say "I'm a Linux user," not a PCLOS user or Ubuntu user or Mepis user.

    Another reason is that it's fun to me to be able to switch to a different distro and use that for a few days or so.

    And if one distro starts going in a direction I don't like, or if I encounter some problems with one, I have another one installed that I can log into.

    Of course, if you meant, literally, "what do you use them for," the answer is "everything."

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

    I use 3 different distros:

    Xubuntu on my work computer,
    Ubuntu on my home laptop,
    and Ubuntu Server on my home server & web server.

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