Well the results are in. Though not a scientific survey I believe the results are probably fairly accurate. Who won? Ubuntu of course. If you didn’t see that coming your new to the Linux world. The best part of the survey results though was who came in fourth. Gentoo naturally. That makes me chuckle because I’m sure very few to no one would of ever guessed Gentoo to be the most popular distros. I wouldn’t of guessed it. The editor though mentions though that he believes the reason for said result is because the users who feel like they have a stake in their distro are more inclined to vote for their distro. Not to rip the guy off, but I have no doubt that his statement probably holds more than an ounce of truth.
Some other results that should be of no surprise. KDE was the most used desktop with Gnome running a close second. XFCE of course was a distant third and Fluxbox fourth. Firefox, of course, took over half of the votes for Internet browser, with its cousin Thunderbird taking the top place for most used e-mail client. No surprise, to me anyway, in any of those results.
Finally if you’d like to see the results for yourself, head on over and check them out!
Desktop Linux.com Polls
Enjoy the Penguins!