Re: Debian is losing its users
On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 16:49:32 +0100
Johannes Wiedersich <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> Wei Chen wrote on 2008-03-26 14:28:
> > Oh. Sorry. This page: http://www.google.com/trends?q=debian
> - From this  it would appear, that debian is presently outperforming
> suse and fedora, but all three are strongly outperformed by ubuntu .
> Since ubuntu is based on debian, it would appear that more people are
> searching for debian packets than ever before.
From people i meet, ubuntu has a lot of exposure and a lot of new home users
start with it at the moment, a lot probably has to do with it coming on a live
cd so that you can try it out before committing to it.
On the other hand, quite a few people I know that started with ubuntu
eventually move to debian. I'm guessing that they don't need search for that
word too much at that point.
Also, most time I put debian in the search term it is when I have problems and
I want a debian specific solution, maybe your results just show that there are
a lot less problems with debian rather than a lot less users? ;-)
> I doubt that a simple counting of search strings is a reliable measure
> of usage, though:
> - From comparing the results on 'windows' and 'linux' of that site, it
> would appear that only about three times as many people prefer the first
> to the latter .
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