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  • 2012 GNOME User Survey Results

    Phoronix: 2012 GNOME User Survey Results

    After already sharing the free response survey results, here are the results from the structured part of this year's annual GNOME User Survey.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=18305

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    When comparing feelings of GNOME 3 relative to GNOME 2, most of the respondents felt the desktop is "definitely worse" than its predecessor. There were 1758 responses saying its definitely worse while 1486 thought it was definitely an improvement and then 1052 weren't strongly sided on their position of GNOME 3.x.
    ... where by "most" you mean 39%.

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    • #3
      cue butthurt gnome3 supporters in 3..2..

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      • #4
        Heh, if anything, the first question is a good measure of how many votes can be ignored completely Why would people take the GNOME survey if they don't use it, and especially if they don't even know what it is. It's like asking "Do you know what a cat is? No? All right, so what cats do you like more, white or black?"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
          Heh, if anything, the first question is a good measure of how many votes can be ignored completely Why would people take the GNOME survey if they don't use it, and especially if they don't even know what it is. It's like asking "Do you know what a cat is? No? All right, so what cats do you like more, white or black?"
          It would've been much better if the survey was interactive, ie, if you answered "I don't know it / never used it" the questions regarding your "oppinion" about gnome 3 were omitted.

          Looking forward for better design for the next surveys.

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          • #6
            Who the hell uses Gnome on a tablet? Seriously, if anyone from the 59 is reading this, can you really use Gnome on a tablet? I have a feeling some things are just too small.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by devius View Post
              Who the hell uses Gnome on a tablet? Seriously, if anyone from the 59 is reading this, can you really use Gnome on a tablet? I have a feeling some things are just too small.
              More interestingly, *how* do you run it on a tablet? Nobody is shipping devices running Gnome, and most of that kind of hardware is pretty difficult to put a new OS onto. Or are people counting some of the new Windows8-oriented hybrid machines as tablets?

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              • #8
                So, about 60% think Gnome 3 is about the same or better than Gnome 2, proving that the whiners are just another clueless, annoying, vocal minority, like the Tea Party, that just need to be punched in the face.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delgarde View Post
                  More interestingly, *how* do you run it on a tablet? Nobody is shipping devices running Gnome, and most of that kind of hardware is pretty difficult to put a new OS onto. Or are people counting some of the new Windows8-oriented hybrid machines as tablets?
                  It depends how tablets are defined. Gnome Shell can runs fine on x86 based tablets (also known as Tablet PC) like for example LT20. ARM is a different story.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks! The world didn't end and I am hungover, this is also the last day of work for me this year Looking forward to check the results

                    Why Nautilus, I barely use it. [Most|all] file operations can be done on a shell...
                    Last edited by disi; 12-21-2012, 03:42 AM.

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                    • #11
                      At most what we can say of Gnome 3 from the results is it's far from gaining unanimity:
                      • there are almost as many people who think it's better [than one year ago] as those who don't
                      • satisfaction is mixed but very few are completely satisfied with it.
                      • it is unclear whether it is an improvement or not
                      The only word that summarizes it all is: controversial.

                      But we didn't need an enquiry for that!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by VinzC View Post
                        At most what we can say of Gnome 3 from the results is it's far from gaining unanimity:
                        • there are almost as many people who think it's better [than one year ago] as those who don't
                        • satisfaction is mixed but very few are completely satisfied with it.
                        • it is unclear whether it is an improvement or not
                        The only word that summarizes it all is: controversial.

                        But we didn't need an enquiry for that!
                        What I read out of the survey:
                        1. of the people taking the survey, as many people using Gnome3 as Gnome2, KDE and Unity together
                        2. 3 out of 4 people are OK with Gnome3 or find it an improvement to Gnome2
                        3. most people are satisfied with Gnome3 and were also satisfied with Gnome2

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by devius View Post
                          Who the hell uses Gnome on a tablet? Seriously, if anyone from the 59 is reading this, can you really use Gnome on a tablet? I have a feeling some things are just too small.
                          Having used it on a thinkpad tablet I can say that it is technically usable but only in the same way XP was touch friendly. In some ways its worse since so many actions are edge oriented (rather than gesture based) and X has a problem, as I understand it, with touchscreen edges.
                          In short it is a terrible touch interface.
                          If they wanted an interface that morphed they shouldve gone with something mor flexible like HTML/CSS.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by liam View Post
                            Having used it on a thinkpad tablet I can say that it is technically usable but only in the same way XP was touch friendly. In some ways its worse since so many actions are edge oriented (rather than gesture based) and X has a problem, as I understand it, with touchscreen edges.
                            In short it is a terrible touch interface.
                            If they wanted an interface that morphed they shouldve gone with something mor flexible like HTML/CSS.
                            GNOME cant fix problems related to x or kernel drivers. Allthough the same GNOME crowd is involved here too. GNOMEs UI is prepared for the touch era and the lower levels will get there too. Lets see in a half years time. Of course this matters NOT to the neckbearders; they will keep bitching. It is rather nice to see the "survey" puts GNOME3 ahead of all the GNOME2+mimics.

                            Conclusion: The remaining tin foil hatted neckbeards are left in the cold by the crowd converging to GNOME3. LOL. Merry christmas to all the neckbeards; this horrible, unusable "survey" shows you are as obsolete as the the now dead software you call GNOME2. Go rm yourself.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by liam View Post
                              Having used it on a thinkpad tablet I can say that it is technically usable but only in the same way XP was touch friendly. In some ways its worse since so many actions are edge oriented (rather than gesture based) and X has a problem, as I understand it, with touchscreen edges.
                              Tablets in general have problems with touchscreen edges. The thing is that it's near impossible to put the pointer on a specific pixel. And at the edges, it gets twice or four times more difficult to do that, as only the surface above the pixels is sensitive to touch.

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