thedeadparrot (thedeadparrot) wrote,
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A somewhat technical poll

Okay, I've been reading entirely too many tech news sites, and I've become quite curious about what it's like in the somewhat less intensely tech-geeky world. Especially related to Linux. So, here's a highly unscientific poll about operating systems and stuff. Please fill it out and pimp it. Or, don't fill it out or pimp it. Whatever.

(Also, if you want to talk shit about Linux, feel free to do so. I won't hold it against you or anything like that.)

What operating system(s) do you use on a regular basis?

Windows
17(53.1%)
Mac OSX
5(15.6%)
Linux
0(0.0%)
Some (other) sort of Unix
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)

If you don't use Linux, have you heard of Linux from non-me sources?

Yes
27(87.1%)
No
0(0.0%)
Kinda, but not really.
4(12.9%)

if you have heard of it, what do you think of it?

It's interesting, but not for me,
5(16.1%)
It's interesting, but I don't know much about it.
16(51.6%)
I've heard of it, but have no impression.
7(22.6%)
I think it sounds stupid.
0(0.0%)
I think it sucks.
0(0.0%)
Other (elaborate)
3(9.7%)

If you use OS X, do you know what Free BSD is?

Yes
2(10.0%)
No
13(65.0%)
Kinda, but not really.
5(25.0%)

Are you happy with your OS?

Yes, I love it.
9(33.3%)
Yes, it does what I want it to do.
10(37.0%)
Yes, I don't really care one way or the other.
2(7.4%)
No, but I don't want to switch.
2(7.4%)
No, but I can't switch (for whatever reason)
2(7.4%)
Other
2(7.4%)

If someone else were to install Linux onto your computer, would you use it?

Yes, I already use it, idiot.
3(9.4%)
Yes, as I am not technically skilled enough to do it myself
5(15.6%)
Yes, as I am too lazy to do it myself.
4(12.5%)
No. I don't like Linux
0(0.0%)
No, I don't know enough about Linux.
15(46.9%)
Other
5(15.6%)

What do you think holds back Linux adoption on the desktop at the moment?

Bad support of hardware
0(0.0%)
Lack of crucial software (like Photoshop, Flash, Outlook, etc)
0(0.0%)
Too intimidating to non-geeks
2(6.9%)
Too reliant on the command line
0(0.0%)
Too obscure
2(6.9%)
Not sold with computer, like Windows and OSX
1(3.4%)

Do you know what Open Source Software is?

Yes
27(84.4%)
No
5(15.6%)

On a somewhat separate note, do you use Firefox?

Yes
22(68.8%)
No, I use Internet Explorer
4(12.5%)
No, I use Safari
3(9.4%)
No, I use Opera
0(0.0%)
No, I use Camino/Konquerer/Galeon/something else
3(9.4%)

Would you like a ticky box?

Ticky box!
2(7.4%)
Ticky boxes, are, like, totally awesome
0(0.0%)
I do enjoy a good ticky box now and then
5(18.5%)
ticky, tick, tick, tick, box
2(7.4%)
Ticky box!
1(3.7%)
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