"Every now and then, someone suggests that Debian GNU/Linux
should be more commercial. To further this goal, some create
derivative distros like Linspire, Ubuntu, or Xandros, or
organizations like the stillborn DCC Alliance. Others act as
pundits, whispering advice from off-stage, like Debian founder Ian
Murdock, or, more recently, columnist Steven J.
"However, as a long-time Debian user, I have to wonder what the
discontent is about. According to the Linux Foundation's 2007
Desktop/Client Survey, Debian accounts for a healthy 26.5% of
corporate clients and 21% of personal desktops. Take Ubuntu and
other Debian-derivatives into account, and 90% of those
participating in the survey were deploying Debian technology
(although they were often using other distributions as
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