How popular is your Linux OS of choice? The World Wide Web is always finding ways to spy on users – no way around it. So, if you’re using the Web/Internet, then most all sites know what OS you are using, and even what OS subcategory you are using, e.g. Linux has *LOTS* of subcategory OSes. Linus Torvalds calls such a large subcategory of OSes – ‘Fragmentation‘.

W3Techs – World Wide Web Technology SurveysW3Techs provides information about the usage of various types of technologies on the web.

Historical yearly trends in the usage statistics of Linux subcategories for websites:

  • Ubuntu @ 34.6%
  • Debian @ 15.7%
  • CentOS @ 9.6%
  • Red Hat @ 0.8%
  • Gentoo @ 0.5%
  • Fedora @ 0.2%
  • SuSE @ 0.1%
  • Scientific Linux @ 0.1%
  • CloudLinux @ 0.1%
  • TurboLinux @ 0.1%
  • Mandriva @ 0.1%

Your favorite Distro not listed? There were less than 4-million Worldwide Linux users in May of last year, and most of them used Ubuntu then. I have AlmaLinux listed as #1 on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page, but it’s not listed in that list either…tho the original creator of it is listed, i.e. CloudLinux. Fedora is also listed above ‘n I have it at #4. Fedora 35 Cinnamon is the Linux OS I actually use most often. I’ve never been able to install vanilla Gentoo, but it is sorta popular.

Orca thinks this is *FINALLY* the ‘Year of the Linux Desktop‘!  😉

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!