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Take it with your usual dose of salt and scepticism but when looking over the Linux market share, at least on NetMarketShare it appears to continue rising.

While the latest from the Steam Survey shows a dip during June, the opposite is true here. We reported last month that NetMarketShare was showing a clear upwards trend. The sort of thing you can easily write-off across one or two months but now three months in a row it gives it a bit more credit.

Going from 1.36% in March 2020, up to 2.87% in April, 3.17% in May and now June's figure is in with 3.61%. Looking over past figures from them, this might be the first time we've ever seen it rise three months in a row without a break. This is not counting Chrome OS either, like some other stats end up bundling with Linux. Chrome OS has stayed around ~0.40%, with Ubuntu over this period rising from 0.27% in March to 2.57% in June which is crazy.

Still not clear what's driving this big uptick in Ubuntu users on their statistics and we can speculate until the end of days, still interesting to see though and quite possibly as a result of people working from home during the COVID19 outbreak.

What are your thoughts?

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Quoting: DefaultX-od
Quoting: tmtvlNeat. Too bad it's Ubuntu, we don't need Canonical to grow too big for their shoes.
Jesus Christ what's wrong with you people, why you can't just be happy?
Give it up. You are not going to single-handedly hector people, with one-liners yet, into ceasing to dislike Canonical.
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: DefaultX-od
Quoting: tmtvlNeat. Too bad it's Ubuntu, we don't need Canonical to grow too big for their shoes.
Jesus Christ what's wrong with you people, why you can't just be happy?
Give it up. You are not going to single-handedly hector people, with one-liners yet, into ceasing to dislike Canonical.

They are doing pretty good job to increase performance of gnome shell, isn't it a good reason to stop hate them?


Last edited by DefaultX-od on 3 July 2020 at 7:03 am UTC
Phlebiac 3 Jul
Quoting: DefaultX-odThey are doing pretty good job to increase performance for gnome shell, isn't it a good reason to stop hate them?

It *is* nice to finally see Canonical contributing useful patches upstream!
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: DefaultX-odThey are doing pretty good job to increase performance for gnome shell, isn't it a good reason to stop hate them?

It *is* nice to finally see Canonical contributing useful patches upstream!

I remember first release of Ubuntu with gnome shell, and I was like: What is that, why you doing this to me, where is Unity or at least why gnome and not KDE?, but now it's like I miss Unity only 30%.


Last edited by DefaultX-od on 3 July 2020 at 7:09 am UTC
Tuxee 3 Jul
Quoting: tmtvlNeat. Too bad it's Ubuntu, we don't need Canonical to grow too big for their shoes.

One of these gratuitous comments... Now let's hope that Red Hat or SUSE doesn't grow too big either or we might end up with enough market share for proper recognition by hardware vendors and software developers.
Still got 3 tick boxes I'm waiting for under Linux
1) EAC/BE Anti-cheat support under Proton
2) Better VR support so I can use my Quest under Linux (via wifi app).
3) Nvidia to offer Wayland support.

Once those 3 things happen I'll be pretty happy.
Quoting: TheRiddick3) Nvidia to offer Wayland support.

They are offering it, it's just none of DE willing to implement it
Linas 3 Jul
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Quoting: DefaultX-od
Quoting: TheRiddick3) Nvidia to offer Wayland support.
They are offering it, it's just none of DE willing to implement it
What do you mean? Is there something Nvidia-specific they need to implement?
Quoting: Linas
Quoting: DefaultX-od
Quoting: TheRiddick3) Nvidia to offer Wayland support.
They are offering it, it's just none of DE willing to implement it
What do you mean? Is there something Nvidia-specific they need to implement?

EGLStreams


Last edited by DefaultX-od on 3 July 2020 at 9:14 am UTC
tpau 3 Jul
Quoting: tmtvlNeat. Too bad it's Ubuntu, we don't need Canonical to grow too big for their shoes.

I still think it is a good distro for people.
Maybe not the most recent stuff in there, but that is not needed if it is a solid experience.
They reverted bad ideas like amazon lense so why should we still bad mouth them?

My Computer dual boots into Kubuntu 20.04 and i like it. There is a problem with the old nvidia card, but i can safely blame nvidia for that and go to my amd.
The problem is hardware not the distro.
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