[Linux-aus] Favourite Dist./Editor/Shell on LCA'04 Name Tags

Anand Kumria wildfire at progsoc.uts.edu.au
Mon Jan 26 11:22:01 UTC 2004

On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 01:16:18PM +1100, Anshul Gupta wrote:
> On 26/01/2004, at 10:04 AM, Arjen Lentz wrote:
> >Hi Anshul,
> >
> >Anyway, you don't need a crystal ball (or the LCA2004 stats) to know
> >what the predominant distro at LCA2004 was: it's Debian.
> >Remember that Bdale did a raise of hands in the main hall?
> He asked who knows about Debian (Something like that). I also raised 
> hand but it's not my favorite distribution. I raised this issue as 
> although the conference was dominated by one distro on the name tags I 
> could see a variety.
> Also tridge told in this talk "... whether it runs on Debian or the 
> other half systems of the world ..." but the statistics don't point in 
> that direction.

Hard to say - Bdale's comments in 2003 were that they found Debian to be
the number 2 distribution around the world (red hat in us #1, suse in
europe was #1, etc.).

> That's why I asked for break-up by numbers. When I asked  Geoffrey 

Well that won't be helpful because very few people bothered to put in
correct details. I was 'Xbox-linux'/'ludwig' for example. You may want
to wait until Oracle compile the numbers that they got for their survey
forms, where it is likely that more people would have filled out the
details accurately.

About half the people who attended the conference put in forms so it
should be a good representative sample of what the *technical* community
runs within Australia -- like Arjen I'd be very surprised if it was
anything other than Debian.


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