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Chris Kenyon, the VP of sales and business development for Canonical, just spoke this afternoon at the Ubuntu 12.10 Developer Summit about what Canonical does with OEMs and ODMs. He also tossed out some rather interesting numbers about the adoption of Ubuntu Linux.

Here's some of the facts that Kenyon tossed out in his after-lunch keynote:

- Eight to ten million units shipped last year world-wide.

- Canonical will be opening their first Beijing office this year (their Taipei office right now handles most of their Asian operations since 2008).

- Last year Ubuntu shipped on 7.5 billion dollars (presumably USD) worth of hardware.

- Next year they expect to more than double these numbers to 18 million units world-wide, or what Chris says would be 5% of PCs shipping world-wide would be with Ubuntu Linux.

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More interesting desktop Linux news. smile.gif

EDIT: Also, some news about Dell and Ubuntu from Engadget.
Edited by xeekei - 5/8/12 at 11:43am
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It would be awesome if linux keep gaining popularity give me something else to choose from besides windows. If I could game on it, without having to worry about coding stuff, I would switch to it today.
    
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I would love to see this actually happen. Hopefully Canonical can pull it off.
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i agree. if more programs would work with Ubuntu i would be using it as my main OS
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I would like Linux to be mainstream honestly, it's fast and free. The only thing that's holding me back is its compatibility for gaming, and with Steam coming to it as well very soon the reasons for going with Windows is slowly diminishing.
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I would like Linux to be mainstream honestly, it's fast and free. The only thing that's holding me back is its compatibility for gaming, and with Steam coming to it as well very soon the reasons for going with Windows is slowly diminishing.

High-end AAA gaming on Linux will always be limited though as most developers utilize DirectX though.

Then again, casual/indie games are becoming more and more popular..
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High-end AAA gaming on Linux will always be limited though as most developers utilize DirectX though.
Then again, casual/indie games are becoming more and more popular..

Also with mobile gaming becoming more and more popular, OpenGL will probably gain popularity since the top mobile operating systems use OpenGL ES. Something has to be done about the misconception that DirectX is superior to OpenGL in every way.

Also, just found this on Engadget. Maybe the beginning of Ubuntu going mainstream?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/08/project-sputnik-dell-ubuntu-developers/
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Also with mobile gaming becoming more and more popular, OpenGL will probably gain popularity since the top mobile operating systems use OpenGL ES. Something has to be done about the misconception that DirectX is superior to OpenGL in every way.
Also, just found this on Engadget. Maybe the beginning of Ubuntu going mainstream?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/08/project-sputnik-dell-ubuntu-developers/

I could put that at the top, if you want? Or maybe you feel like making a new thread for it?
I think it's interesting info, at least. smile.gif
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I could put that at the top, if you want? Or maybe you feel like making a new thread for it?
I think it's interesting info, at least. smile.gif

Feel free to put it in the OP ;D
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Also with mobile gaming becoming more and more popular, OpenGL will probably gain popularity since the top mobile operating systems use OpenGL ES. Something has to be done about the misconception that DirectX is superior to OpenGL in every way.
Also, just found this on Engadget. Maybe the beginning of Ubuntu going mainstream?
http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/08/project-sputnik-dell-ubuntu-developers/

DirectX is superior in OpenGL in its focus on gaming though. MS listens to game developers much better. OpenGL has to balance the input from game and professional software (i.e. CAD) developers.


Dell has offered Linux before... but nixed it due to low demand years ago.
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