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Re: [opensuse] Why openSUSE is less popular than Ubuntu?
On 12/06/2011 09:37 AM, LinuxIsOne wrote:
Hi,

I was just thinking that though openSUSE is more smooth and works
better and has more clean architecture than Ubuntu but still why
Ubuntu is more popular?

Thanks.

Dunno? "popular" is a relative term not capable of precise determination at the macro level. More popular among "who?" is a more relevant questions.

User demographics would have to be broken down into intelligible groupings and then testable statistics gathered before any reliable popularity contest could be held.

As it sits, I'll concede that kubuntu is probably more popular among "teens that have less than 4 years Linux experience", now the results would be quite different among "users with at least a decade of comparative Linux experience."

Golden rule - try them all and then use the one or two distros that meet your specific needs. Some distros may be more suited for desktop installations and some more suited for long-term server installs. The beauty of it is either can be made to function as the other with the only variable being the amount of time required to do it....

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