To get an idea of this community, and to try the cool CryptPad Survey feature, I created a pretty big Linux usage survey!

The data is anonymized and the content encrypted on the server. I plan on publishing the results.

Have fun!

It works on hardened Firefox on a phone, but the experience is better on a PC.


live results

Notes

  1. I am very sorry but the question “it is okay that my above message gets published” cannot reasonably be respected, as the text is just dumped into a single block
  2. Lag caused some empty questions to appear, removed
  3. A question about disk encryption and “why do you use other OS” got mixed up
  4. i changed the wording of some questions or added more options, so there may be duplicate old answers or too little new ones. You can edit your submission and update your answers.
  • Magister@lemmy.world
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    29 days ago

    Why did you start using linux? it was the 80s/90s, windows didn’t exist, I used un*x at uni, of course I couldn’t install HPUX, AIX, Solaris or IRIX on my 386, so I installed Linux. There was minix but it was not free. Also BSD was tempting.

    Origin? A couple of floppy images downloaded from usenet :) there was no distro really.

    • Buelldozer@lemmy.today
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      29 days ago

      it was the 80s/90s, windows didn’t exist

      Wow, that’s a pretty narrow gap. The 80386 started mass production in 1986 and Windows 3.0 (the first actually usable one) came out in 1990.

      I refused to use Windows until Win95 and even then I was experimenting with OS/2. In 1997 I installed Slack 3.4 and have been around every since. I’m currently running Linux Mint but I sorta miss SuSe and may go back to it.

    • kbal@fedia.io
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      28 days ago

      If you were using linux in the 1980s you were way ahead of the curve.