Debian Displaces Ubuntu In Page Hits

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Last week, evolution caught up with the Ubuntu juggernaut. After jerking people around with Unity, Wayland, Mir, and generally annoying lovers of Free Software with top-down stuff, Canonical drove more people to take a look at installing Debian GNU/Linux as suggested by the page-hit ratings on Distrowatch. That puts Debian GNU/Linux in #2 after Mint.

Whether this matters in the large scheme of things remains to be seen but it is a strong signal that those who actually install and use GNU/Linux don’t like Canonical’s direction. Canonical is tight with OEMs and retailers so this may just be a drop in the bucket but what about those newbie consumer-users?

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