Desktop Linux use doubles; Ubuntu distribution of choice

August 27, 2007

DesktopLinux EditorThis is interesting info, although not surprising.

Note where Gentoo ranks relative to Ubuntu based distributions:

According to’s just completed survey, the number of Desktop Linux users has more than doubled in the past year, and Ubuntu remains their Linux distribution of choice.

You can read the whole article here:

You may also be interested in observations on the recommendation patterns of tech savvy users, as discussed in my post here and the important of familiarity in expanding desktop Linux adoption.

Or you can read a telling excerpt after the jump…

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Zonbu OS 5.797 pulled, waiting on 5.804 update

August 27, 2007

User Bob shared the following comment and I wanted to highlight it on the main page:

Sadly, I just received an email saying that the 5.797 has been removed from the automatic update because of bugs … but that 5.804 is on it’s way and should be less buggy.

I don’t have any other information as this juncture, and I’m still separated from my unit, but I’ll share any more information as it emerges.

-Mr. Zonbu

Computing in the car pool lane?

August 27, 2007

Car pool laneAre we headed towards a two tiered computing model?

If most of our needs can be met with a small power footprint box like the Zonbu, does it make sense to run that as our principal desktop and keep a full blown PC in reserve?

Think of it as commuting in the Honda Civic and taking our V8 muscle car out on the weekends or for special occasions.

I think this may be the model that we are headed towards, and I think it makes a lot of economic and environmental sense…

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