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  • Ubuntu, Mint, Debian

    Ubuntu, Mint, Debian

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    • Originally posted by chrisb View Post
      You're right, there is absolutely nothing that builds on Ubuntu... apart from Edubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, UbuntuKylin, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu, BackBox, Baltix, Fluxbuntu, FrogLinux, Guadalinex, Itis Linux, ChristianUbuntu, Ubuntu Mini, Sabily, Ubuntulite, UbuntuRescueRemix, Dubuntu, liUbuntu, Tilix, Runtu, gNewSense, Ichthux, Linux Secure, Mint, Pioneer, MMourcebuntu, TeXbuntu, Vinux, BlankOn, Elbuntu, Zorin OS, Gnoppix, gOS, ImpiLinux, Kiwi_Linux, nUbuntu, PUD Gnu/Linux, Pyramid Linux, TheOpenCD, Ulteo, Bardinux, FreezyLinux, OzOS, moonOS, Ubuntu Eee, SuperX, Satux, BigLinux, LliureX, OpenTLE, Polippix, BoliviaOS, Bubuntu, iMagic OS, Securpc, Zevenos, and Estobuntu.
      all based off from Debian Unstable....

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      • As an independent Benchmark it should be testing as many Distributions as possible!

        Despite that I would recommend debian and/or lfs (Linux from Scratch) and as a "Fan boy" openSUSE

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        • Ubuntu and Mint or Debian depending on Michells preference.

          Ubuntu is and will continue to be the most used Linux distribution.
          Stopping benchmarking it would be plain stupid.

          Mint and Debian ?r both stable popular distributions that would be
          more similar to Linux distributions over all.

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          • Originally posted by Pajn View Post
            Ubuntu and Mint or Debian depending on Michells preference.

            Ubuntu is and will continue to be the most used Linux distribution.
            Stopping benchmarking it would be plain stupid.

            Mint and Debian ?r both stable popular distributions that would be
            more similar to Linux distributions over all.
            From what some troll was linking it shows Ubuntu is only like .9% of Linux Users...

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            • Originally posted by chrisb View Post
              But why should the people who make those Ubuntu derivatives bother switching? I doubt their users are demanding it. Perhaps they are still happy using Ubuntu. Should they do it to satisfy the whims of Phoronix users? Keep in mind that Xorg isn't being removed on Ubuntu, so any reason you propose has to be better than the default of carrying on using Ubuntu+Xorg. The only possible reason I can see is if Ubuntu ceased as a distribution - but that is unlikely - it is much more likely to morph into something else than to disappear altogether from the face of the earth.
              They would because they'll want to move on to Wayland, and Ubuntu doesn't support Wayland. Maybe some niche distros will be happy to stay on plain old Xorg, but as time goes by it will become more and more inconvenient, as most desktops will focus more and more towards Wayland. This time next year, the first mainstream distros running Wayland by default will be out there. Staying on Xorg is not a sustainable long term plan.

              Probably what most buntus will do is rebase on Kubuntu, which has taken on itself the task of maintaining Wayland and the necessary libraries. Kubuntu will probably keep on basing itself on Ubuntu as long as it's easy enough, without having to replace too much of the software stack, as long as Ubuntu doesn't patch the graphics stack so much that it breaks compatibility with non-Mir distros (ie. every distro except Ubuntu).

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              • Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                From what some troll was linking it shows Ubuntu is only like .9% of Linux Users...
                As for 12/2011

                Facebook Shares
                Another interesting statistic we can find online is the number of times a distro’s home page has been shared on Facebook. While clearly not an exact indication of a distro’s popularity, it can give us some idea of how many people share a link to their favorite distro with their friends. The following statistics come from the Facebook Graph API and show links to the distro’s homepage. Ubuntu has a clear lead in Facebook shares, with Linux Mint and Fedora fighting for second.

                Ubuntu - 83,945 shares
                Linux Mint - 7,762 shares
                Fedora - 6,313 shares
                Debian - 3,986 shares
                Arch - 1,445 shares
                CentOS - 979 shares
                openSUSE - 599 shares
                PCLinuxOS - 573 shares
                Puppy - 426 shares
                Mandriva - 419 shares

                This is like a fanboysm meter.

                http://www.starryhope.com/ubuntu-mos...-linux-distro/


                But i think this is more accurate:

                http://linuxcounter.net/distributions/stats.html

                Ubuntu 28,5%
                Debian 19,5%
                Fedora 7,4%
                Slackwave 6,4%
                Suse 6,2%
                Gentoo 4,2%
                CentOS 4,1%
                Arch 3,5%
                Kubuntu 2%
                Red Hat 1,7%
                Mint 1,6%
                etc.
                Last edited by verde; 07-26-2013, 01:54 PM.

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                • Originally posted by dee. View Post
                  They would because they'll want to move on to Wayland, and Ubuntu doesn't support Wayland.
                  This is just false, Wayland is in the default Ubuntu repos.

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                  • Originally posted by phielix View Post
                    As an independent Benchmark it should be testing as many Distributions as possible!

                    Despite that I would recommend debian and/or lfs (Linux from Scratch) and as a "Fan boy" openSUSE
                    Do you realize LFS isn't even a distro, in the traditional meaning, do you? I mean, it's just docs, they don't even keep a central repo of sources (that's what keep it from being a source based distro). Manually built OS can't count as a distribution, because you are not actually *distributing*.
                    The idea of benchmarks is for users to get an idea of how it will run for them, and LFS is the furthest from something you can extrapolate, it's 100% custom.
                    Also, Debian unstable, maybe, but stable wouldn't help.

                    Originally posted by dee. View Post
                    They would because they'll want to move on to Wayland, and Ubuntu doesn't support Wayland. Maybe some niche distros will be happy to stay on plain old Xorg, but as time goes by it will become more and more inconvenient, as most desktops will focus more and more towards Wayland. This time next year, the first mainstream distros running Wayland by default will be out there. Staying on Xorg is not a sustainable long term plan.

                    Probably what most buntus will do is rebase on Kubuntu, which has taken on itself the task of maintaining Wayland and the necessary libraries. Kubuntu will probably keep on basing itself on Ubuntu as long as it's easy enough, without having to replace too much of the software stack, as long as Ubuntu doesn't patch the graphics stack so much that it breaks compatibility with non-Mir distros (ie. every distro except Ubuntu).
                    I don't think everyone will necessarily dislike Mir. I think it's Ubuntu Kilyn or something like that who's main focus is just make Ubuntu better for chinese people. I think this distro would probably go with Mir, to keep using Unity, for example.
                    Flavors, on the other hand, or derivatives based on desktops other than Unity, yeah, they are probably either on the Wayland's wagon or sticking with X.

                    Originally posted by Pajn View Post
                    Ubuntu and Mint or Debian depending on Michells preference.

                    Ubuntu is and will continue to be the most used Linux distribution.
                    Stopping benchmarking it would be plain stupid.

                    Mint and Debian ?r both stable popular distributions that would be
                    more similar to Linux distributions over all.
                    I do believe Ubuntu should still be the base, general benchmark platform, because it's the single distro with the most users (so, the benchmarks for Ubuntu extend for more users than to any other distro), but since it uses a different display server (which is quite crucial on any GUI's performance) than anyone else, there should be an alternative (assuming Unity won't be ported to Wayland, and since the desktop might affect, too), for testing graphics performance for everyone else, too.

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                    • Fedora and Arch Linux. Ubuntu with his pro-Mir patches that won't be included anywhere else is a distortion to any relevant benchmark of the Linux graphic stack.

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