Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The openSUSE survey results are out now. The survey we made in July/August time frame attracted over 12,000 participants. Here is a short summary on changes compared to the last one we did approximately 1 1/2 year ago with the openSUSE 10.2 release. The summary is in the same order as the questions are.
* meanwhile over 90% of our users have broadband access and 3/4 of them have a flat rate. Percentage of people having slow or no internet connection is below 5%. Anyway we should find a way getting our distro physically to emerging countries as we fear they didn’t even take part at the survey due to internet issues
* usage of an OS called Windows dropped from 31% to 21% which either tells us people do the full step to Linux or we may lose newbies?
* Vista is not there yet, XP usage is approx. 3 times larger then Vista usage