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After nearly 14 days of survey in search of the “best” distro GNU / Linux 2011
(note the quotes), and your vows you have spoken and here are the results to give proof. As well imagine that you are willing to see them, leave some comments below, and without further ado, I leave you with what we have:
if you catch is a bit confusing to analyze, then list the ordered survey results, showing votes and percentage on the cake:
: 828 (27.09%)
Linux Mint: 422 (13.8%)
Debian: 351 (11.48%)
: 297 (9.72%)
: 268 (8.77%)
openSUSE: 223 (7.29%)
Kubuntu: 114 (3.73%)
Chakra: 102 (3.34%)
Xubuntu: 76 (2.49%)
: 68 (2.22%)
Other: 55 (1.8%)
Lubuntu: 52 (1.7%)
Mageia: 44 (1.44%)
Slackware: 22 (0.72%)
: 20 (0.65%)
OS: 19 (0.62%)
Sabayon: 18 (0.59%)
PCLinuxOS: 16 (0.52%)
specialized media , despite the redundancy, but little else. As an example, who would not go before that Distrowatch to Google for information of the distro that interest you? In my opinion, very few people (except for those who we have to announce new versions with the public).
respect to margins of error and “strange things”, as you can imagine I’ve been watching the process and have not detected anything unusual (sudden rush of votes, etc). The other day I explained some things about the survey and I said the same thing: to cheat the system have to spend plenty of time to each vote, plus you have to know how to get (someone with a pretty good eye almost got it right in the comments the other day, too much effort to vary minimally a survey that is not going anywhere). Total consider possible “fraud” at least .
I also noticed that several communities echoed the news, but as you can not be everywhere, that’s fine because, as I say, the arrival of votes was successful (at first many, little by little, as the news was lost in time, far fewer).
Now, my personal assessment of the results:
Ubuntu : Unity Like it or not, Ubuntu is still the queen and have done with the remaining pineapple family, their support would have been even greater. Will next year and, when Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is left without support? We will see then. (As a side note, the article of the survey was not included in category Ubuntu, so that was published in the Planet)
: The most popular modification Ubuntu has certainly increased the number of adherents, although it is almost half the votes than the base. Yet is the second in the list, and that’s saying something.
Debian : What a surprise I have taken the debianites. It’s really very nice to see a venerable as Debian, clinging to the “stable software”, so alive in these times.
Arch Linux : If there is anything that makes it clear in 2011 that GNU / Linux is concerned, is that Arch Linux is deservedly one of the great (and not just I mean by this survey, too.)
Fedora : As a detail, I dare say that most of the votes received by Fedora come from across the pond, but no matter. Clearly, the community of Red Hat distro still in the gap.
openSUSE : Oh, my dear Gecko, I would have liked to see higher in the ranking, but I’m content to see that still have good health (you know where was my vote;)
Kubuntu as a separate option , also Chakra . For Xubuntu , expect to find above, and the Mandriva … Judge for yourselves. Adding their votes to Mageia , which blunts his own for the early-development would not have reached Kubuntu.
“Other.” Do other distros minority, regional, professional …? Difficult choice to analyze. It is possible that if we repeat the survey next year, have slight changes, but taking into account wide range of possibilities and the fewest votes received , we have not lost too much (and it happens that the 55 votes have the same option on the head, and the comments could not be scratching a lot).
minority of the most surprised me Gentoo and tie Trisquel (in a good way), at the same time I am disappointed with the results of PCLinuxOS ( the last of the ranking!) and to a lesser extent, Slackware and WIN Pardus .
To conclude, there are the data of the percentages. Yes, Ubuntu has regained Linux Mint and it continues to lag behind, but in general, with respect to the “big distros”, I think the cake is more evenly distributed than ever (I imagine two years ago to take these results).
And now your turn to say to you .
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