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Linux distribution popularity trends plotted

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"In order to get a sense of the popularity of various Linux distributions over the past several years, we entered their names into Google's search insights tool and grabbed images of the resulting graphs. The graphs display some fascinating trends and bode well for the future of Linux.

"Graphs tracing the popularity of 14 of the most prominent Linux distributions appear below, along with our observations and comments. Bear in mind that the graphs do not represent distribution sales, downloads, or installed base; rather, the data is based entirely on the number of Google searches containing each distribution's name per unit time as reported by Google's search insights tool."

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