Hello Linux Geeksters. The third time in a row, W3tech has awarded Ubuntu as being the operating system of the year, stopping Window’s supremacy.
Despite the fact that Canonical is focusing a lot on Ubuntu Touch in order to improve Unity and Mir, so that they will be stable enough until the release of Ubuntu 14.10, when the full mobile-desktop convergence will be achieved.
While there is no doubt that Ubuntu is the most popular Linux system for desktop computers, the Ubuntu (27.0 % of the Linux powered sites) server has overtaken CentOS (25.0 % of the Linux powered sites) in 2013 and became the second most popular Linux system used on servers, the crown being worn by Debian (32.8 % of the Linux powered sites)
Many popular Internet services, including Snapchat, Uber, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Hailo and Netflix have chosen to run Ubuntu on their servers, due to its flexibility and the ability to get the latest frameworks up in a short time. For more information, see this post from Canonical’s blog.