relevantive: Linux Usability Study Report
Aug 13, 2003, 23:30 (11 Talkback[s])
"To make a decision on migration to Linux as a desktop system, a
usability evaluation is essential. However, there is no available
and detailed data on how Linux performs usability-wise.
"As a consequence, relevantive AG designed and executed a series
of usability tests that included typical desktop application tasks.
The test persons were presented with individual tests in an adapted
Linux environment, a further control group performed identical
tasks on Windows XP.
"The analysis of these tests revealed which usability problems
are to be expected when migrating to Linux, and which measurements
and trainings are necessary to improve the usability, hence the
wide acceptance of Linux as a desktop system..."
Report Summary (English, one-page PDF file)
Complete Report (English, 87-page PDF file)
Complete Report (German, 91-page PDF file)