​What’s the Most Popular Linux of Them All?

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Let’s cut to the chase. Android is the most popular of all Linux distributions. Period. End of statement. But that’s not the entire story.

But, setting Android aside, what’s the most popular Linux? It’s impossible to work that out. The website-based analysis tools, such as those used by StatCounter, NetMarketShare, and the Federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), can’t tell the difference between FedoraopenSUSE, and Ubuntu.

DAP does give one insightful measurement the others sites don’t give us. While not nearly as popular as Android, Chrome OS is more popular than all the other Linux-based desktops combined by a score, in April 2018, of 1.3 percent to 0.6 percent of end users.

As for what most people think of as “Linux distros,” the best data we have comes from the DistroWatch’s Page Hit rankingDistroWatch is the most comprehensive desktop Linux user data and news site.

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