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Is this even possible that Linux is leading with a sizeable margin, followed by Magnaelia, and then comes Ubuntu. Are tehse statistics trustworthy? Is there any specific place where we can get the actual popularity rankings?

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closed as not constructive by user68186, Rinzwind, Javier Rivera, Mik, Raja May 10 '13 at 16:31

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distrowatch bases stats on visitors to their site. So these numbers have a bias. There is NO actual method to register OS popularity. Not even downloads from the Ubuntu servers can be used. Besides that this question will not be suited for our website ;) – Rinzwind May 10 '13 at 16:23
Apology for the tangential question, am in love with ubuntu (check my profile info) and was in too much of a shock to see this. But still, distrowatch hits show ubuntu much lower in popularity there....or alternatively, better support network on websites other than distrowatch for ubuntu :) – charlie May 10 '13 at 16:25
Well, distrowatch also breaks "ubuntu" into k/x/lubuntu and then there are distros based on Ubuntu. So do you lump them (mint + ubuntu) ? If you do, is it not all Debian ? I advise you take it with a grain of salt. – bodhi.zazen May 10 '13 at 16:50

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It's page hits. Seems like Linux Mint get more visitors pr day then Ubuntu. Doesn't mean Linux Mint is more used then the others on the list.

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