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In preparation for the rollout of Ubuntu Server 10.04 Long Term Support next month, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Linux variant, and the Ubuntu community polled Ubuntu users to see how they use the operating system.
Canonical is also keen on finding out what Ubuntu shops think of the focus on cloud computing and how relevant it is to them today as well as in the future. In the wake of the delivering of the Ubuntu 9.10 release late last year, the company solicited responses to an online survey of Ubuntu users through the Ubuntu forums and a variety of Web sites and other channels; a total of 2,650 finished the survey, although as you can see from the report (which you can read here), quite a number of people did not respond to important questions that Canonical asked.
Techies can be a cantankerous lot, even when they are trying to be helpful. As you might expect, more than half of the Ubuntu users were affiliated with a technology company of some sort, engaged in hardware, software, or services.