blog post: not a catchy headline
authorStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:45:10 +0000 (13:45 +0100)
committerStefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:45:40 +0000 (13:45 +0100)
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+As [we're doing trends today](http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1072), I
+got curious about Debian. I don't particularly care about popularity contests
+other than [popcon](popcon.debian.org), and Debian choices surely aren't driven
+by them. But hey, curiosity is curiosity, right?
+
+So, here are today's w3techs
+[trends](http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_details/os-linux) for websites
+using GNU/Linux, **with all lines shown**:
+<div class="center">
+[[!img trends.png alt="Debian: 30%; CentOS: 28,9%; Ubuntu: 18,4%; Red Hat: 12,2%; Fedora: 5%; SuSE: 3%; Gentoo: 1,2%" title="Debian: 30%; CentOS: 28,9%; Ubuntu: 18,4%; Red Hat: 12,2%; Fedora: 5%; SuSE: 3%; Gentoo: 1,2%"]]
+</div>
+
+<small>(As thou shall always read methodologies before stats, here is the
+[technologies overview page](http://w3techs.com/technologies).)</small>
+
+**Debian is the top entrant with 30% of the websites** using GNU/Linux. What I
+find interesting is that Debian has jumped at first place in January 2012,
+significantly after the release of our current stable release, Squeeze, that
+dates back to February 2011.
+
+It is also interesting to see community distros (Debian and CentOS) starkly
+ahead of commercially backed distros. That is what I find most fascinating
+about our projects. Whether that will remain the case or not is, for me, one of
+the big questions of the decade for the **self-determination of Free Software
+communities**.
+
+[[!tag lang/english planet-debian debian centos ubuntu redhat]]
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