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Current and previous opinion polls

World domination

Question: When will Linux be the dominating operating system in the world?

before year 2005
around year 2005
around year 2010
never

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Redhat

Redhat went public. Question: What is your opinion about that ?

This is good and helps Linux
This is against the original spirit of Linux
It's a normal development, has nothing to do with Linux

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Advancement of Linux

What do you consider most important for the further advancement of Linux?

Kernel improvements
Free desktop applications
Commercial games
More commercial desktop applications

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Software patents
Software patents are a problem for free software (see e.g League for Programming Freedom)

What is your position with regards to software patents?

They should be forbidden
They should be limited to 5 years
Everything should stay as it is

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The impact of Linux

What is the impact of Linux in your environment?

Linux is widely used
Only some computers run Linux
Everyone speaks about it but it is not (yet) used
Most people have not heared about Linux

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Your favorite Linux distribution

What is your favorite Linux distribution?

Redhat
Debian
Mandrake
SuSE
Slackware
Corel
Caldera
Turbolinux
others

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What is your occupation?

What is your occupation?
I am a ...

student
pupil
engineer or software designer
employed in a non technial area
retired
housewife/houseman
boss of my own company
other

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Why do you use Linux?

Why do you use Linux?
I use it because...

It is interesting to learn and understand how an OS works
It is flexible and I can adapt it to my personal needs
It is a good environment for writing code
It is very stable
I use it because I have to use it
I don't know

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How much memory?

Recent desktop applications seem to need more and more memory. How much RAM do you have in your desktop computer?

less than 64Mb
64-96Mb
97-128Mb
129-256Mb
257-512Mb
more than 512Mb

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Which kernel are you running?

The new 2.4 Kernel is available since a couple of weeks. Which kernel are you running? Use "uname -r" to find out what version you have.

2.5
2.4
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.0
1.3

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Security

How concerned are you about computer security?

I don't care
Linux is better than Windows and that is good enough
I read every week new security announcements
Can't sleep without having the latest security updates applied

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UUCP

E-mail over UUCP with UUCP over IP is one of the best solutions for dialup connections to the Internet. Do you use E-mail over UUCP ?

Yes I have E-mail over UUCP
I have never heard of it
I would like to have it but my ISP does not offer UUCP

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Editors

What is your favorite text editor?

nedit
joe
vim
kedit
gedit
gxedit
emacs

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Garbage on desktops

What does your desktop environment look like? Do you have a trash can on your desk?

Yes, I have a trash can on the desk
My desk is clean

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counter.li.org

Did you register as a Linux user at counter.li.org?

Yes, I did register
I am using Linux but I am not registered
I am not using Linux

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