Linux Distro’s Popularity Plotted:

Several distributions of Linux where entered into Google’s search insights tool to calculate their popularity trends through the years starting from 2004.

And here are the results plotted in a graph:

  • The first graph compares the most popular of Linux distro’s; Debian, SUSE, Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu. Though the result is fairly predictable.

Here you can clearly see the rapid increase in Ubuntu’s popularity through the years 2004-2007, and after that it started to decrease slowly, i wonder what the reason.

  • On a second interesting comparison; Linux, Android and Ubuntu were entered into Google’s search insights tool and here’s the resulting graph:

Android’s popularity started to increase quickly in the year 2009.


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