Preliminary Survey Results
jhinsley at telinco.co.uk
Thu Nov 29 21:18:28 UTC 2001
The survey generated about 100 mails (a few of which were off topic and
of which were duplicates due to silly me making a pig's ear of the
posting). 88 were non duplicated, on topic responses.
Some people answered for others, some people answered with more than one
OS and either gave no priority or were unable to.
Ned Konz, who wins the award for Most Cautious Squeaker presented the
difficult response in that Ned runs Squeak in Linux and Windows, but the
Windows version is run within VMware in Linux! In the end I thought I'd
kind to Redmond and count this as Linux and Windows.
A preliminary result, by OS
a. Mac ////////////////////////////// 30
b. OSX //////////////// 16
c. BSD /// 03
d. Linux //////////////////////////////// 32
e. Other *nix /////////// 11
f. Acorn / 01
g. Windows ///////////////////////////// 29
h. OS2 /// 03
i. PS2 00
WinCE /// 03
Zaurus / 01
Squeak NOS / 01
The Windows category includes 9* and NT Windows. The decision to put
a different category was pretty arbitary.
There's the possibility of some "polution" between the "other *nix" and
Windows columns. (Due to stupid error by me.)
I'm shocked by the popularity of Mac OSs amoungst Squeakers (I mean, as
statistic, that's *really* contrary to popular wisdom).
Otherwise, the "equality" of the main OSs is pretty striking.
I'll try and do some other stuff with this, bit, in the meantime, thanks
everyone for their input.
Reputed to be the reason Windows 2000 was nearly a year late, (paid in
shares M$Ds needed the cash and kudos) Netproject's Eddie Bleasdale has
renewed his challenge to virus writers. The first person to infect his
Linux box wins 10,000 pounds.
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