According to statistics from W3Techs, Debian not only holds the crown of most used Linux distribution in the area of servers from 2012 , but its market share has grown considerably, positioning the head of the pack with enough slack.
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boom universal operating systemhas been strong since early 2012 recovered the ground lost to CentOS, but still fought both the top of the graph. Now the situation is very different.
For the first time, Ubuntu outperforms CentOS servers , which leaves Canonical distribution in second place and gives the binomial Debian / Ubuntu 58.5% of the pie, which is reduced to 37.3% for CentOS / Red Hat, third and fourth place respectively. The trend also is really favorable for Ubuntu.
always according to data from W3Techs, Ubuntu wins presence in the 10 million most visited sites in the world at a rate of 500 sites daily , and indeed in the top 1000 is the most popular , up from Debian. While system changes are common in this segment, and the novelty of this latest report is Gentoo, which steals the sixth position in the table SUSE nothing less (fifth, Fedora).
As a curiosity, the figures vary technologies employed and regions . So, CentOS seems to be more popular in Debian Apache and Nginx. As for markets, Debian dominates Europe (including Spain), in the U.S. and Asia CentOS (also in the UK) and Ubuntu is South Africa, Australia, Brazil and Argentina, among others.
As in the original publication, commenting that popularity is not the most important factor when choosing a distribution-for a server or a desktop, everyone has different needs, and that a greater share market does not have to translate into higher profits … And if you ask the red hat. (Many thanks to Juan Carlos for the tip!)