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September 12, 2008

openSUSE 11.0 Survey Results

by @ 1:15 pm. Filed under SUSE News

openSUSE Linux 11.0

From my good buddy Michael Loeffler, on OpenSuse news:

The openSUSE survey results are out now. The survey we made in July/August time frame attracted over 12,000 participants. Here is a short summary on changes compared to the last one we did approximately 1 1/2 year ago with the openSUSE 10.2 release. The summary is in the same order as the questions are.

  • meanwhile over 90% of our users have broadband access and 3/4 of them have a flat rate. Percentage of people having slow or no internet connection is below 5%. Anyway we should find a way getting our distro physically to emerging countries as we fear they didn?t even take part at the survey due to internet issues :-(
  • usage of an OS called Windows dropped from 31% to 21% which either tells us people do the full step to Linux or we may lose newbies?
  • Vista is not there yet, XP usage is approx. 3 times larger then Vista usage
  • KDE4 is already adopted by kind of 40% out of all KDE users, this is quite impressive to us as we?re mainly talking about KDE 4.0 which isn?t that mature as KDE 4.1 is today (yes, we know KDE 4.1 still needs some work to be perfect ;-))
  • involvement in openSUSE has risen strongly, from 15% to 25% and that?s all over the place – be it openSUSE Build Service, bug reporting, openSUSE Forums or others.
  • We?ve seen happily that the main reasons for not being involved in the openSUSE project was no time or familiy. But some people mentioned they don?t know how or it?s not clear where to start. We definitely need to address the latter one.
  • openSUSE and the first experience with Linux is down from 11% to 6%, that either tells us users from other Linux distros are joining or we?re losing people new to Linux
  • rating for ?Ease of installation? climbed up strongly, obviously the streamlined installation workflow was the right thing to do.
  • On the question what should be changed for future versions the wish for more software packages declined. So it looks like the openSUSE Build Service and the 1-click installation helps many users to get additional software from.
  • The things above are for us the most eye catching results. In general the results are pretty similar to the last survey. For comparison you find the old survey on the UX page. As you see those results – at least some times – open room for interpretation in one or the other direction. For feedback please use the opensuse-project mailing list.

    We want to thank all people participated at the survey and some of them will receive soon an openSUSE t-shirt or cap.

    5 Responses to “openSUSE 11.0 Survey Results”

    1. Dux Says:

      Hola, quizás hayas leído los comentarios en el Suse News, alguién aconsejo 1 clic-unistall para complementar el 1 click-install interesante opción aunque las dependencias es uno de los mayores problemas y bueno gracias a ustedes se va mejorando.

      Cada vez más gente se acerca a Linux pero muchos se vuelven a Windows en caso de los chicos es un gran problema que la mayoria de los games son para Windows.


    2. Scott Morris Says:

      Si, lei lo mismo. A mi, personalmente, no me importa mucho el 1 click-uninstall, pero a los usuarios nuevos, creo que si les importa. Y si, espero que los autores de los games populares los portan a Linux para que la gente no tenga por que quejarse. Y tambien, tendran la oportunidad de experimentar Linux. 🙂

    3. Dux Says:

      ok, además de los games seguimos peleando con los drivers libres por ejemplo:

      Peticiones a las empresas de Hardware:

      Algunos Sitios para hacer peticiones:

      Que podemos hacer para que los gobiernos y las empresas de software y hardware adopten el software libre y el open source?

    4. Dux Says:

      Hola Scott, hay Brainstorm para Suse? o un lugar donde enviar sugerencias? alguién puede recibir sugerencias en Español?. Se debe a que he ideado un proyecto voluntario en el cual intentaré linkear la Comunidad Española y el team de Suse, digamos brindar un espacio en internet (un blog o foro de servicio gratis puede servirme) a donde la gente pueda enviar sus críticas y sugerencias de algo relacionado con Suse y en mi tiempo libre organizarlas y enviarlas al equipo Suse.

      Disculpame por las molestias, espero no saturar tu blog con tantos mensajes 😀


    5. Dux Says:

      Hola, te comento que me he animado a escribir algunas sugerencias mías aunque no son grandes ideas me gustaría que puedan serles de útilidad al menos para generar alguna idea. Las deje en el Suse News en el tema del survey y este link:

      Suerte y gracias por el animo.

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