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jeremy 06-24-2013 11:38 AM

LQ Poll Suggestions
 
While we run an annual set of polls called the Members Choice Awards, I thought it might be fun to run some semi-official polls periodically throughout the year. Unlike the MCA's these polls will have no set end date and you can see the results real-time. First up, what was your first Linux distribution? This thread can be used to suggest new topics for a future poll. We don't have any set frequency at this point; we'll likely base that on the popularity of the first few polls. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy

szboardstretcher 06-24-2013 12:19 PM

Cool idea. I'd like to see real-time polls based on current hot-issues. MariaDB vs Mysql for example. Or which OS best supports gamers, or which is the best OSX replacement!

What is the best free LAMP hosting provider? Best online python tutorial? Favorite open source project?

msdobrescu 07-02-2013 02:47 AM

32 bit vs 64 bit OS?
Would be nice to know what's the ratio, how many in your environment are 32 bit or 64 bit?
Mine are 100% 64 bit.

cliffordw 07-02-2013 05:59 AM

How about a poll on when people started using Linux for the first time?

jeremy 07-02-2013 09:29 AM

We're definitely going to use more than one of these suggestions for future polls. The suggestion in post #4 fits in very well with the current poll, so it may be a good candidate for the next poll. Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

--jeremy

crazypenguin 07-11-2013 04:28 PM

A poll about people using HDD vs SSD might be interesting.

ozar 07-13-2013 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by msdobrescu (Post 4982300)
32 bit vs 64 bit OS?

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazypenguin (Post 4988667)
people using HDD vs SSD might be interesting.

Hello

Ditto what the above posters suggested... I'm always interested in seeing how the ratios are changing from year to year on those subjects, plus as another suggestion, it's nice to see how many users actually still prefer using desktop machines over portable devices when practical.

273 07-13-2013 11:46 AM

How about a poll of which OS was on the hardware people are using when they bought it? I can think of the following options but there may be others:
Windows
Linux
None
Built machine yourself
Mac OS

lokutus25 07-16-2013 03:02 AM

Why not to be more specific with the security department? My suggestion is "Which is the best linux Firewall distribution?".
Thx

hilly 07-16-2013 03:42 AM

Possible Poll Topic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy (Post 4977632)
While we run an annual set of polls called the Members Choice Awards, I thought it might be fun to run some semi-official polls periodically throughout the year. Unlike the MCA's these polls will have no set end date and you can see the results real-time. First up, what was your first Linux distribution? This thread can be used to suggest new topics for a future poll. We don't have any set frequency at this point; we'll likely base that on the popularity of the first few polls. Thanks for the feedback.

--jeremy

Good idea - Why not consider a poll on what users prefer as their choice of interface - ie a Touch Interface (eg..Unity, Gnome,) Keyboard and Mouse (eg..KDE/XFCE/Mate etc) or just Keyboard (eg..Command Line). If enough people show a very positive view one way or another it should indicate to the Distribution providers just what WE THE USERS want and not what some designer thinks we want.

Just a thought

...Phil

Pastychomper 07-16-2013 05:17 AM

Some great ideas in this thread!

How about:

Why did you do your last hardware upgrade? (I've never upgraded to get a faster box, even though that's a nice side-effect)
Favourite new feature/discovery in the last n years?
Most desired new OS feature?
What mainframe cloud services do you use?

jeremy 07-29-2013 01:39 PM

Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming. The next poll has started.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175471350/

--jeremy

sycamorex 07-29-2013 02:23 PM

Some ideas below that would interest me. Not sure they will be suitable for a wider audience:

- Best Python IDE
- python vs perl vs ruby
- Best static website generator
- Which musical instrument do you play? (with one of the options being 'none')
- Do you use Linux to record/produce music?

szboardstretcher 07-29-2013 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4999081)
Some ideas below that would interest me. Not sure they will be suitable for a wider audience:

- Best Python IDE
- python vs perl vs ruby
- Best static website generator
- Which musical instrument do you play? (with one of the options being 'none')
- Do you use Linux to record/produce music?

Idle
Python
Gedit
Guitar
Yes

I like this poll, I would like to see it as well.

donreid 08-02-2013 12:44 AM

WHY Linux
 
How about a poll to find out why people moved to Linux?


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