[nSLUG] linux questions

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Tue Apr 10 16:39:22 ADT 2007


On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 16:19 -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Apr 2007 16:03:27 -0300
> Tyler Smith <tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca> wrote:
> > I don't know how you'd efficiently poll Linux users without
> > using LUGs, forums and mailing lists, unless you were happy to have
> > the 0.001% return rate you might expect from sampling the general
> > public. And I don't know if the orignal poster is interested in
> > finding out how many non-linux using people would support a
> > linux-distributing company anyways.
> 
> Of the Linux-using people here at work, I'm the only one who belongs
> to nslug.  I doubt if you'll find these people involved in *any*
> Linux-related groups online.  Some of them are interested
> professionally, others use it at home in limited ways: for a PVR,
> a router, etc.  Others still don't use it daily but keep a Linux
> live CD around "just in case".  These are not representatives of
> the "non-linux using people" of the world.  They just relate to
> Linux differently than the typical nslug member, and they are, I
> estimate, a much larger group who would give quite different answers
> than we've been seeing on the list.
> 
> How do you reach these people "efficiently"?  That's not my problem.

Do a survey at supper time >:)   Whats your phone number?  :P


I think they should do a survey on sleeping habits of any one in IT.

Doctors might be surprised.. 8 hours! I haven't seen 8 hours or more
since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.


Rich






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