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Old 10-30-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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vote for linux? [only 23 hours from now]


on this german news site people are asked the following question:
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is microsoft going to make it?
microsoft in troubles. will they be able to adjust to a rapidly changing market?
[vote]yes, ms has been called dead before and is stronger now than ever.
[vote]no, Linux, Google, OpenOffice ... the monopoly is breaking down, ms will not be able to compensate the market loss.
[vote]i don't care - big expansive times are definitely over, i won't buy their stock anyway
i went for the last one since i believe that microsoft - maybe by buying aol - will at least stay a serious competitor.

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Old 10-30-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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How about a vote for:

[ ] Let us not skew the results and make the OSS community look bad when it's noticed
 
Old 10-30-2005, 06:24 PM   #3
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Yep. A binary decision would have given better results. As it is, they throw in a silly option (#3) to try to artificially inflate the portion of votes received by option #1.

Sneaky pollsters.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 12:02 AM   #4
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I failed German in high school since I slept 95% of the time while in class. So I'm not voting since I can't read most of that site...
 
Old 10-31-2005, 11:39 AM   #5
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one thing always bugs me , how come many people down here "includes" google in when talking about linux , free softwares , open-source , open office and so on ... dont get me wrong , not that i'm against google , i feel that google is just a "web" kind of thing(i donno how to put it) ...
 
Old 10-31-2005, 01:26 PM   #6
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Google is involved in OSS and the like. They are usually at the bigger Linux conferences (so I hear), they turned up at Boston at least.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 01:48 PM   #7
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"[ ] Let us not skew the results and make the OSS community look bad when it's noticed"

Speaking of skewed results, yesterday the nein vote was 269. Today the nein vote is 137.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:26 PM   #8
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Speaking of skewed results, yesterday the nein vote was 269. Today the nein vote is 137
really? ha, strange... thought of the ard as a serious institution (like bbc in uk). my aim was not only to skew the results, hence the question mark in the topics headline. i also wanted to see how you react on the way the questions are asked (you did) and whether there'll be a wider discussion on the content.
the "oss community" itself should not be understood as an homogenous group, should it?

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