Where are the American Linux Desktop Users?
Oct 25, 2007, 12:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Linux users from around the world are filling out the Linux
Foundation's desktop survey. But what John Cherry, the foundation's
director of global Linux workgroups, wants to know is, 'Where are
the responses from the North America?'
"About midway through the survey, there have been what Cherry
calls 'extraordinary numbers. With over 10,000 respondents in so
far, the survey has been taken by 6,206 English speakers; 3,684
Russian speakers; 1,198 French speakers; but only 118 Spanish and
51 Japanese speakers. The curious thing about the English language
users is that 63 percent of the English responses have come from
Europe, with only 22.9 percent from North America...'"
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