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Old 09-25-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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How many people around you using Linux?

I'm a undergraduate, and there is only 1 % people using Linux in their

desktop PC, what about you~??

I'm really interested at the popularity of Linux around you and your country.

Old 09-25-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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just me, in my place, and 2 in other towns (friends) , but many in the country. (www.hellug,gr, its in greek)
Old 09-25-2004, 12:34 PM   #3
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hi there

maybe u should have posted a poll with this query

i ma student,and i see that for development prposes,i see linux everywhere,and we have over 200 PCs on linux at out information technology centre for internet browsing

i have seen people using windows those just want to listen to music and not much more and not so much into computing,since working on linux is not that easy as on windows


Old 09-25-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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how many people around you using linux

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?

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Old 09-25-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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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.
Old 09-25-2004, 02:52 PM   #6
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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
Old 09-25-2004, 03:04 PM   #7
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Nobody that I know personally uses it now. One did but couldn't get his network card to work and the only reason to use it was to look at something different than windows so he quitted pretty soon.
Old 09-25-2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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At home I dual boot- xp/fecora 2. Im planning on having the other 2 computers on my lan dul boot by the end of the year. Couple of my friends use linux as well.
Old 09-25-2004, 04:12 PM   #9
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Not a blessed soul in my small city that I know of... it's MINE, ALL MINE.... and my friends are getting damned sick of hearing how great it is.
Old 09-25-2004, 04:32 PM   #10
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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.

So that's two converts for the K man
Old 09-25-2004, 05:33 PM   #11
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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.
Old 09-25-2004, 06:01 PM   #12
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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.
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there's a lot in Los Angeles of course. but i only got one of my friend's to use linux - he only uses k3b though to burn dvds, but otherwise uses xp - so really no one i know uses linux.
Old 09-25-2004, 06:17 PM   #14
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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.

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Old 09-25-2004, 06:24 PM   #15
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I do, 1 of my friends do, and 1 of my teachers do. that's all


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