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Re: Linux Use on the Desktop Doubled in One Year, Say Writers and Poll

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Sun, 26 Aug 2007 06:35:01 +0100
> ____/ Gregory Shearman on Sunday 26 August 2007 05:04 : \____
>> Capt Morgan wrote:
>>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:2467415.AJifiYqqKF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> ____/  mr.macfeelme@xxxxxxxxx on Friday 24 August 2007 23:26 : \____
>>>>> On Aug 24, 6:12 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Linux Users Base More Than doubled Over Last One Year: Survey
>>>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>>>> | The number of Linux users has more than doubled over the last one
>>>>>> year,
>>>>>> | says a new survey by DesktopLinux.com. The survey also said Ubuntu
>>>>>> remains
>>>>>> | their Linux distribution of choice.
>>> Actually NO - lienux usage on the desktop did  NOT double.
>>> The number of people who responded to the online survey at
>>> desktoplinux.com doubled. It's now a whooping 35,000.
>> Never heard of it.
> 35,000 sounds like quite a lot.

Out of 1 billion desktops (worldwide)?  Or 100 million (US only)?
One might get 0.035% in the latter case.

Granted, that was not at all the purpose of this survey.
Clearly, however, one can count at least this many
respondents as Linux users -- and furthermore as Linux
users sufficiently motivated to take such surveys, flawed
as they might otherwise be (it's a self-selecting affair,
which is *always* suspect -- and fortunately they do
mention that in the article below).


Cum grano salis, by all accounts.

> Is that a new distro? What is the Web site of
> lienux? Or is it just a torrent without a Web site?

Somebody has registered http://www.lienux.org/, and it's
redirected to http://cable.lienux.org:8080/ .  The site
is running SudApache, according to the headers.

The actual content is virtually nil.

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