As a matter of fact, I made myself that question more than a few times, but never took the time to try to find an answer, because Ubuntu is a relatively new Distro, it comes from Debian when Mark Shuttleworth, who was part of the Debian project decided that Debian was not focused on the final user as it should, and made its own distribution.

Well, I have found an article which touches some facts about why is Ubuntu so popular today, and we have to say that, in less time than RedHat, Suse, or Debian.

Of course as almost everything in this globalization era, is marketing, but instead of starting an analysis, you better read the article I have found, and then comment about it. (Due to spam, I have to approve the comments before they go online).

How did Ubuntu end up so popular?