Friday, August 22, 2008

Linux Popularity

Royal Pingdom has published their results of small research on Linux distribution popularity around the globe. Those distributions are Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Debian, Red Hat, Mandriva, Slackware and Gentoo. The results are quite amazing because Indonesia is listed in the top five of four of the distributions. Here's the brief observations:
  • Ubuntu is most popular in Italy and Cuba.
  • OpenSUSE is most popular in Russia and the Czech Republic.
  • Red Hat is most popular in Bangladesh and Nepal.
  • Debian is most popular in Cuba.
  • Cuba is in the top five (interest-wise) of three of the eight distributions in this survey.
  • Indonesia is in the top five of four of the distributions.
  • Russia and the Czech Republic are in the top five of five of the distributions.
  • The United States is not in the top five of any of the distributions.
Countries with highest interest in Ubuntu:
  1. Italy
  2. Cuba
  3. Indonesia (Congrats to Ubuntu-ID)
  4. Norway
  5. Czech Republic
Countries with highest interest in OpenSUSE:
  1. Russia
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Moldova
  4. Germany
  5. Indonesia (Vavai will love this)
Countries with highest interest in Fedora:
  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Bangladesh
  3. India
  4. Nepal
  5. Zimbabwe

Countries with highest interest in Debian:

  1. Cuba
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Germany
  4. Belarus
  5. Russia
Countries with highest interest in Red Hat:
  1. Bangladesh
  2. Nepal
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. India
  5. Cuba
Countries with highest interest in Mandriva:
  1. Russia
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Poland
  4. France
  5. Indonesia (tux from Indonesian Linux Forum will love this)
Countries with highest interest in Slackware:
  1. Bulgaria
  2. Indonesia (yeah, i love this)
  3. Brazil
  4. Russia
  5. Poland
Countries with highest interest in Gentoo:
  1. Russia
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Belarus
  4. Moldova
  5. Estonia
Where do they get this information? What else besides Google? It may not represent the true numbers, but at least we can see some statistics from Google.