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    Default The 2011 GNOME User Survey Results

    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

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    Wink People looks happy :)

    The survey shows happy face :-)

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

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    Default "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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    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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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Default 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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