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Debian is now the most popular Linux distribution on web servers

Jan 10, 2012, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthias Gelbmann)

"Debian is now used by 9.6% of all websites (up from 8.9% one year ago, and 8% two years ago), which is equivalent to 29.4% of all Linux-based sites.

It is also the fastest growing operating system at the moment: every day 54 of the top 1 million sites switch to Debian.

This growth comes primarily from websites that are starting to use Linux, because we see in the technology change report that many sites subsequently switch from Debian to the Ubuntu distribution (which is based on Debian). Debian gains market share from all other Linux distributions, mostly from CentOS, SuSE and Fedora.

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