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zyzyis; good question. maybe you should have phrased it differently; ie about how many pc users use linux(world-wide) & what country you reside. to answer your ?
at home am the only one with pc & use dual operating systems. building pc for exculsive linux use. how ever Los Angeles where i reside many use linux. does this help your quest?
At home i dual boot winxp with four linux distro (you might ask four!!!! yes, four because I love Linux). I dont know anyone using linux personally but there are many LUG's in and around chicago. There are LQ members from chicago too so yes, in my area Linux is known.
From close people (friends, family, relatives) the number is exactly zero, but i got few peaple i know only little using linux, id say about 4/5, depressingly small number considering that split personalities dont count :P
I use it full time. The other PCs in my house (my brother's and my mom's) both use windows. My mom only uses hers for Sage Payroll and the internet so windows may as well stay. My brother plays games and uses the internet and doesn't want the hassle of learning linux.
I program, listen to music, watch videos, play games....the list goes on
I introduced my friend Rich to linux because he used to be a RISCOS dude before he got a windows PC. He now also uses linux as his only OS.
My young friend Zoe has never owned a PC but is getting one shortly...she wants only linux on it because she doesn't like the experiences she's had with windows at college.
My brother does. One friend does. No one else I know does (besides me). On the linux counter site, I think I am one of about 78 registered users in the province of New Brunswick in eastern Canada, whatever that means.
i work as a professor in an information technology department at a local college, so you'd think i'd have more linux people around me! i have a total of 2 friends who use linux as their primary os (that's 3 if you include me), and the college itself uses linux for its web and mail servers. though, there are no linux desktop installs at the college.
A couple people I know use Linux very peripherally, as in they might use Knoppix on occasion.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen use the Linux box I "snuck in" at work. It is a Pentium PC runing Debian connected to 8 VT terminals. It's been running some inventory utility shell scripts for 2 years now.
There is a LUG in town but I keep seeing their meeting notices after the meeting.
Last edited by 2damncommon; 09-25-2004 at 06:54 PM.