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#26 2011-03-06 09:12:02

bharani
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Re: Linux Survey

First one from India.


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#27 2011-03-06 09:17:05

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Re: Linux Survey

I doubt anyone else from my area of the world has filled it in, so my dot stands tall and proud smile


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#28 2011-03-06 10:53:08

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Re: Linux Survey

Was bored.. So there's my 2 cents.

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#29 2011-03-06 14:54:21

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Re: Linux Survey

+1 from italy

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#30 2011-03-06 15:34:07

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Re: Linux Survey

Up to 201 people now, here is another map:

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#31 2011-03-06 17:07:28

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Re: Linux Survey

did mine, cant wait to see the results.

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#32 2011-03-06 17:20:08

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Nice questions. I would have added an option about a fullscreen window manager in the said question cause thats what ive been using no matter what DE/WM im in.
Ratpoison is exceptionally good at that and most others handle it quite decent as well but add useless clutter in the screen like bars etc.

+1 one for posting the results.


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#33 2011-03-06 17:24:03

kgas
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Re: Linux Survey

done

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#34 2011-03-06 18:02:50

userlander
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Re: Linux Survey

done. pretty good survey, better than average.

you're welcome. big_smile


>>>edited:> post on LQ, you'll probably get a lot of hits.

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#35 2011-03-06 21:32:01

BabyDoc
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Re: Linux Survey

Done. I am rather interested in the results, so let us know.


Existence is futile.

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#36 2011-03-06 22:33:06

anonymous_user
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Re: Linux Survey

A user at the CrunchBang forums brought this to my attention: Arch Linux is not a selectable option for question 6 ("What other distribution / OS's have you tried?'). This is relevant for users who've used Arch but do not use it as their current distro.

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#37 2011-03-06 22:34:13

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Re: Linux Survey

Done.  I notice you had a list of around ten desktops/window managers but not XFCE?

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#38 2011-03-06 22:43:50

Bregol
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Re: Linux Survey

anonymous_user wrote:

A user at the CrunchBang forums brought this to my attention: Arch Linux is not a selectable option for question 6 ("What other distribution / OS's have you tried?'). This is relevant for users who've used Arch but do not use it as their current distro.

*gasp* Nope. No such users can exist.  Once you go Arch, you must remain there for life or else Allan will track you down and break you tongue

On a different note, I too have taken the survey and am interested in hearing how it turns out.

edit: The spelling of "Allan" was broken, ironically, so it is now fixed.

Last edited by Bregol (2011-03-08 04:36:18)


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#39 2011-03-06 22:48:01

Beavis
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Re: Linux Survey

Done.

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#40 2011-03-07 00:21:46

scorpyn
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Re: Linux Survey

Added.

I don't like the scale on most of the questions. Disagree and then various levels of agree, instead of disagree - neutral - agree.

Some of the questions have different answers depending on which computer you're referring to. In these cases I answered based on my desktop computer, but I also have a server without X and I'm also using linux at work so it's not that simple. Also, I used to run different distros on the desktop computer and the server.

You can choose "if I could use only linux I would", but you can't choose "I only use Linux". (Again, it depends on what computer you're referring to. I only use Linux on my home computers.)

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#41 2011-03-07 00:29:03

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Re: Linux Survey

Bregol wrote:

...Once you go Arch, you must remain there for life or else Allen will track you down and break you.

That is going in my forum sig tongue


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#42 2011-03-07 00:29:25

ngoonee
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Re: Linux Survey

scorpyn wrote:

I don't like the scale on most of the questions. Disagree and then various levels of agree, instead of disagree - neutral - agree.

Agree with this, a common problem with most of the surveys I've taken, pre-supposition that answers would be within a rather small range of what the author considers 'valid' answers smile


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#43 2011-03-07 00:49:25

lifeafter2am
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Re: Linux Survey

ngoonee wrote:
scorpyn wrote:

I don't like the scale on most of the questions. Disagree and then various levels of agree, instead of disagree - neutral - agree.

Agree with this, a common problem with most of the surveys I've taken, pre-supposition that answers would be within a rather small range of what the author considers 'valid' answers smile

It all depends on what your measuring.  For this I wanted to rate levels of agreement.  So instead of basically having a scale that is -2 -1 0 1 2; I wanted a scale that is 1 2 3 4 5.  Psychologically they are measuring different things.  It's almost like using a forced choice Likert scale; because I am forcing you to choose how much you agree, not if you agree.

Make sense?


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#44 2011-03-07 00:58:04

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Re: Linux Survey

lifeafter2am wrote:
ngoonee wrote:
scorpyn wrote:

I don't like the scale on most of the questions. Disagree and then various levels of agree, instead of disagree - neutral - agree.

Agree with this, a common problem with most of the surveys I've taken, pre-supposition that answers would be within a rather small range of what the author considers 'valid' answers smile

It all depends on what your measuring.  For this I wanted to rate levels of agreement.  So instead of basically having a scale that is -2 -1 0 1 2; I wanted a scale that is 1 2 3 4 5.  Psychologically they are measuring different things.  It's almost like using a forced choice Likert scale; because I am forcing you to choose how much you agree, not if you agree.

Make sense?

You can't get an accurate measure of agreement without measuring disagreement.

Why?

When you're expecting

-2 -1 0 1 2

But you're getting

-1 1 2 3 4

Your mind doesn't fully understand the question. You may want to answer -2, but that's not possible. So what do you choose?
You may want to answer 0. You can't. What do you choose?
You may want to answer +1. This is also confusing, because your mind wants it to be where +3 is.

In conclusion, this is not a simple case of hiding the "wrong" answers. You are also inflating the positive answers, rendering the results meaningless.

If all you're interested in is 0 1 2 3 4 5 then change the answers to this :

-5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5

And treat all answers below 0 as 0. (Note : Don't actually do this. Negative answers should not be ignored.)

Last edited by scorpyn (2011-03-07 01:11:11)

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#45 2011-03-07 01:16:19

ilusi0n
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Re: Linux Survey

Done smile

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#46 2011-03-07 01:30:48

itsbrad212
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Re: Linux Survey

Submitted. I'm eager to see the results. big_smile

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#47 2011-03-07 01:52:01

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Re: Linux Survey

A little over 24hrs and we are at 300 people!  And FYI, the Arch crew represents 59.4% of those responses.  Which, is interesting in and of itself.  I posted this on the Gentoo forums at the exact same time and they represent only 12.7% of responses.  So does that mean that Gentoo has a less frequented board, smaller community, less involved community, or something else?  It could also mean that Gentoo'ers don't like to take surveys.  And it could also be complete random chance.  big_smile

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#48 2011-03-07 01:56:05

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Re: Linux Survey

it means arch is awesome.

duh.


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#49 2011-03-07 01:58:08

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Re: Linux Survey

I think I'll move to Greenland to further spread these results out.

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#50 2011-03-07 04:30:34

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Re: Linux Survey

lifeafter2am wrote:

A little over 24hrs and we are at 300 people!  And FYI, the Arch crew represents 59.4% of those responses.  Which, is interesting in and of itself.  I posted this on the Gentoo forums at the exact same time and they represent only 12.7% of responses.  So does that mean that Gentoo has a less frequented board, smaller community, less involved community, or something else?  It could also mean that Gentoo'ers don't like to take surveys.  And it could also be complete random chance.  big_smile

They're still compiling their answers.

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