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    Phoronix: The 2011 GNOME User Survey Results

    Here are the much-anticipated results of the 2011 GNOME User Survey.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16834

  • #2
    People looks happy

    The survey shows happy face :-)

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    • #3
      So I guess the survey missed its agenda. No sensationalist headline here.

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      • #4
        "Most users though say they are running GNOME 2.x still"

        No... 4740 said they are using Gnome 2.x, and 5519 said they are using 3.x.

        DUMBKOPF


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        • #5
          Huh, what's the point of some of those questions, like if you know what GNOME is and if you use GNOME, if the survey is called the "GNOME User Survey"?.. That also explains why few of them describe their desktop as KDE - if you're a GNOME user, then why would you say that your desktop is KDE?..

          Other than that, yea, everything seems to be rather normal there, nothing in particular really stands out.

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          • #6
            Do you know what GNOME is?

            The first description is wrong. While 9723 people answered "yes" and only 51 people answered "no" to "Do you know what GNOME is?", the sentence "most everyone was familiar with the GNOME desktop" should have read "many people were delusional enough to answer 'yes' even though they did not have a clue".

            The number of people urging the GNOME developers to drop Unity or to drop Compiz (neither of which has anything to do with the development of GNOME) was mindblowing, a true testament to human stupidity. Finding out what GNOME is (a simple task that takes a couple of seconds) should be the first thing any person does before filling out a GNOME user survey.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
              Huh, what's the point of some of those questions, like if you know what GNOME is and if you use GNOME, if the survey is called the "GNOME User Survey"?.. That also explains why few of them describe their desktop as KDE - if you're a GNOME user, then why would you say that your desktop is KDE?..

              Other than that, yea, everything seems to be rather normal there, nothing in particular really stands out.
              I don't know the point of some of the questions either, but I didn't come up with any of the survey.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Ok, we need a KDE survey now.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
                  Ok, we need a KDE survey now.
                  I can't imagine more meaningless use of time. What exactly are we supposed to get out of these?

                  It would be nice to have more KDE releated news though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                    Huh, what's the point of some of those questions, like if you know what GNOME is and if you use GNOME, if the survey is called the "GNOME User Survey"?.. That also explains why few of them describe their desktop as KDE - if you're a GNOME user, then why would you say that your desktop is KDE?..

                    Other than that, yea, everything seems to be rather normal there, nothing in particular really stands out.
                    I agree. I didn't do the survey because I use KDE, and from the title it was for GNOME users. I suspect that a lot more may have done the same.

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                    • #11
                      Gnome 2 vs. Gnome 3 users

                      I would really like to see the different results grouped by Gnome 2 vs. Gnome 3 users. Are all the happy campers Gnome 2 users? Are all the unsatisfied Gnome 3 users?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PreferLinux View Post
                        I agree. I didn't do the survey because I use KDE, and from the title it was for GNOME users. I suspect that a lot more may have done the same.
                        As a KDE user I filled in the forum as a potential Gnome user - I'm guessing they're interested in why I'm a KDE user rather than a GNOME user - part of that is I started with KDE at university and the few times I have used Gnome I've found it too restrictive

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dotancohen View Post
                          I would really like to see the different results grouped by Gnome 2 vs. Gnome 3 users. Are all the happy campers Gnome 2 users? Are all the unsatisfied Gnome 3 users?
                          This. Questions like "Overall, how satisfied are you with GNOME", "Does GNOME do what you want", etc. doesn't give a correct image when there are major differences between GNOME 2 and GNOME 3. Personally my satisfaction is based one GNOME 2, but can be spun to look like I think GNOME 3 does what I want.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                            Huh, what's the point of some of those questions, like if you know what GNOME is and if you use GNOME, if the survey is called the "GNOME User Survey"?.. That also explains why few of them describe their desktop as KDE - if you're a GNOME user, then why would you say that your desktop is KDE?
                            Clearly it was so someone could later write in a paper that the vast majority of people use Gnome not KDE with a little reference back to this survey that very few people will bother to follow.

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