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Poll for any linux users, just curious what the majority use for certain things.

First of all, which distribution(s) do you use regularly? (If not listed, pick whatever yours is a derivative of, ie: Cruchbang would be Debian, Lubuntu would be Ubuntu.)

46% (12) Ubuntu
19% (5) Debian
15% (4) Mint
15% (4) Arch
19% (5) Redhat, or Fedora
3% (1) Gentoo
3% (1) Puppy Linux
0% (0) Linux from Scratch, or other built from bottom up.
0% (0) Slackware
3% (1) Mandriva
15% (4) Other

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you prefer using a graphical interface?

62% (15) Yes
12% (3) Never
25% (6) Only when I need it

24 voters have answered this question.

Did you find installing a Linux distribution to be easy?

64% (16) Yes
0% (0) No
28% (7) Yes, but I can understand why it might be difficult for some
8% (2) No, but I feel like it might be easier if I went back and did it again.

25 voters have answered this question.

How do you download software usually?

45% (11) apt-get
16% (4) pacman
25% (6) I use a package management system, like Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic.
8% (2) I compile from source.
4% (1) PKGBUILD, or similar used to build from source.

24 voters have answered this question.

Do you use multiple partitions?

62% (15) Yes
25% (6) No, entire filesystem is on one partition.
12% (3) I just seperate the /home directory.

24 voters have answered this question.

Do you use exclusively free (as in freedom) software?

37% (9) Yes.
50% (12) When I can, I use non-free software when it's more convenient.
12% (3) No, I don't mind using non-free software at all.

24 voters have answered this question.

IF you play PC games, do you use Windows to do that?

12% (3) I keep a computer running Windows to game on
20% (5) I dual-boot with Windows to play games, etc.
12% (3) I have Windows on a virtual machine to game, or I use an emulator of some sort (for legacy software).
4% (1) I use WINE or PlayOnLinux.
8% (2) No, I play all my games using Linux.
40% (10) No, I don't play games.
4% (1) I play games on my computer, but they're all platform independent, like browser games.

25 voters have answered this question.

Do you program?

16% (4) Yes, as a hobby.
36% (9) Yes, it's my job. (and also a hobby, or not)
28% (7) I don't program regularly, but I can write scripts, etc. when I need to.
16% (4) No, I don't program.
4% (1) No, but I'd like to pick it up some time.

25 voters have answered this question.

What Web Browser do you use?

52% (13) Mozilla Firefox, Nightly, or Firefox Beta (Or a Firefox-based browser)
36% (9) Google Chrome, or Chromium (or Chromium/Chrome-based browser)
8% (2) Opera
0% (0) Midori
4% (1) Other graphical browser (luakit, dwb, dillo, etc.)
0% (0) Text-based browser (lynx, elinks, etc.)

25 voters have answered this question.

When things break, can you generally fix them?

24% (6) Yes, without help.
64% (16) Yes, with help from forums, etc.
4% (1) No, usually I reinstall or switch distros when things break.
8% (2) Things don't usually break for me.

25 voters have answered this question.

What desktop environment or window manager do you use?

8% (2) Don't use one!
28% (7) Gnome
20% (5) KDE
8% (2) XFCE
8% (2) Unity
8% (2) Cinnamon
4% (1) MATE
0% (0) LXDE
0% (0) Blackbox
0% (0) Fluxbox
8% (2) Openbox
4% (1) Awesome
0% (0) i3
0% (0) Xnomad
4% (1) Other

25 voters have answered this question.

Thanks for taking this! Sorry if the questions are kinda goofy. I'm just curious how people outside the forums I use use Linux.

0 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2014-09-12 22:34:31 by ratlat
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