The Linux Foundation 2007 Desktop Linux Survey results summarizes responses from more than 20,000 desktop users. CentOS finishes as the number 6 Business Desktop and the number 8 Personal Desktop in the survey.
The CentOS Project is pleased with the CentOS adoption numbers on the Desktop, including our finish above the following Enterprise distributions in the Business Desktop category: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), and Mandriva. CentOS also finished ahead of these other notable distributions in the Business Desktop category: Xandros, Gentoo, Slackware, MEPIS, Knoppix, PCLinuxOS, Linspire, Freespire, Sabayon, and Mint.
In the Personal Desktop category, CentOS finished above the paid Enterprise distributions Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), though CentOS did drop below Gentoo, Mandriva and Knoppix in this category.
Clearly the Ubuntu family is the big winner in this survey, with Red Hat also showing they are a major player on the Linux desktop as well.
Overall, we are very happy with the CentOS placement in this survey since we were not even listed in the previous 2 desktop surveys by the Linux Foundation. A big thank you to CentOS users ... lets see if we can't move into the top 5 in both categories next year .
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