Yet another on-line OS poll

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Joseph Haig

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Sep 6, 2002, 11:58:49 AM9/6/02
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There seem to be lots of figures for Linux usage floating around.
Popular quotes seems to range from 0.24% to 1%. Although I don't put
a lot of trust in on-line surveys, I happened to stumble across a
rather interesting one at:

http://www.owenrudge.co.uk/

In summary, this site appears to be dedicated to certain games for
PCs, Visual Basic and FreeDOS so there is no particular reason why
visitors should have any bias towards Linux. However, the poll shows
(at the moment) Linux in 5th place with 8.3%.

By the way, I found it while searching for somewhere to download the
demo version of Railroad Tycoon. I had it on some SuSE 6.4 disks some
time ago but I don't have them any more. Anyone know if it is still
possible to get this game?

Bye,

Joe

Quantum Leaper

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Sep 6, 2002, 1:01:48 PM9/6/02
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Joseph Haig wrote:
> There seem to be lots of figures for Linux usage floating around.
> Popular quotes seems to range from 0.24% to 1%. Although I don't put
> a lot of trust in on-line surveys, I happened to stumble across a
> rather interesting one at:
>
> http://www.owenrudge.co.uk/
>
> In summary, this site appears to be dedicated to certain games for
> PCs, Visual Basic and FreeDOS so there is no particular reason why
> visitors should have any bias towards Linux. However, the poll shows
> (at the moment) Linux in 5th place with 8.3%.

Great poll, it allows you to vote as many times at you want.


Ian Hastie

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Sep 6, 2002, 1:47:33 PM9/6/02
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In article <169dff8c.02090...@posting.google.com>,

Joseph Haig wrote:
>
> By the way, I found it while searching for somewhere to download the
> demo version of Railroad Tycoon. I had it on some SuSE 6.4 disks some
> time ago but I don't have them any more. Anyone know if it is still
> possible to get this game?

Go to www.lokigames.com, yes the site does still exist! Download the
demo installer and install it. You can then use that to retrieve and
install the file you want.

--
Ian.

EOM

flatf...@mariana.trench

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Sep 6, 2002, 2:15:52 PM9/6/02
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On 6 Sep 2002 08:58:49 -0700, jh...@maths.man.ac.uk (Joseph Haig)
wrote:

>There seem to be lots of figures for Linux usage floating around.
>Popular quotes seems to range from 0.24% to 1%. Although I don't put
>a lot of trust in on-line surveys, I happened to stumble across a
>rather interesting one at:
>
>http://www.owenrudge.co.uk/


The site is definitely skewed if the Mac OS/X has 21 percent.


GreyCloud

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Sep 6, 2002, 5:55:41 PM9/6/02
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Any thing wrong with OS/X??

Paul Cooke

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Sep 6, 2002, 7:12:31 PM9/6/02
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GreyCloud was seen in <3D79245D...@mist.com> in
comp.os.linux.advocacy to propose the following:


no but the poll is currently showing Linux in the lead with 30.8% :)

If I actually owned a Mac I would most likely have OS X on it... OK? :)

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mlw

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Sep 6, 2002, 10:35:25 PM9/6/02
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Paul Cooke wrote:
>
> If I actually owned a Mac I would most likely have OS X on it... OK? :)

OS/X rocks. I am looking to upgrade my Mac to Jaguar.

kickaha

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Sep 6, 2002, 11:19:51 PM9/6/02
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Paul Cooke wrote:

> GreyCloud was seen in <3D79245D...@mist.com> in
> comp.os.linux.advocacy to propose the following:
>
>> flatf...@mariana.trench wrote:
>>>
>>> On 6 Sep 2002 08:58:49 -0700, jh...@maths.man.ac.uk (Joseph Haig)
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> >There seem to be lots of figures for Linux usage floating around.
>>> >Popular quotes seems to range from 0.24% to 1%. Although I don't put
>>> >a lot of trust in on-line surveys, I happened to stumble across a
>>> >rather interesting one at:
>>> >
>>> >http://www.owenrudge.co.uk/
>>>
>>> The site is definitely skewed if the Mac OS/X has 21 percent.
>>
>> Any thing wrong with OS/X??
>
>
> no but the poll is currently showing Linux in the lead with 30.8% :)
>
> If I actually owned a Mac I would most likely have OS X on it... OK? :)
>

If Apple would release an OS/X port for Intel, I'd give it a run on my
2nd machine. Any *nix is likely to be a good OS.

Thomas Phipps

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Sep 7, 2002, 12:30:27 AM9/7/02
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Adolf Torvalds<I.Hate....@hotmail.com> droped this note:
> On Sat, 07 Sep 2002 02:35:25 GMT, in
> comp.os.linux.advocacy,
> What the hell's that?

macOS 10.2
darwin6 {I beleave from what I was told}
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GreyCloud

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Sep 7, 2002, 2:47:18 AM9/7/02
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Paul Cooke wrote:
>
> GreyCloud was seen in <3D79245D...@mist.com> in
> comp.os.linux.advocacy to propose the following:
>
> > flatf...@mariana.trench wrote:
> >>
> >> On 6 Sep 2002 08:58:49 -0700, jh...@maths.man.ac.uk (Joseph Haig)
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >There seem to be lots of figures for Linux usage floating around.
> >> >Popular quotes seems to range from 0.24% to 1%. Although I don't put
> >> >a lot of trust in on-line surveys, I happened to stumble across a
> >> >rather interesting one at:
> >> >
> >> >http://www.owenrudge.co.uk/
> >>
> >> The site is definitely skewed if the Mac OS/X has 21 percent.
> >
> > Any thing wrong with OS/X??
>
> no but the poll is currently showing Linux in the lead with 30.8% :)
>
> If I actually owned a Mac I would most likely have OS X on it... OK? :)
>

Actually, I've been looking into Mac OS X and it actually
parallels BSD Unix. gcc 3.1 is now standard and the
closeness to linux is only skin deep. The real good points
are that Apple did due diligence in getting the hardware
married to the o/s proper. The only thing lacking that I
can tell is the need for stronger documentation. Manuals,
the paper back kind, is sorely in need here.

GreyCloud

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Sep 7, 2002, 2:47:59 AM9/7/02
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Adolf Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Sat, 07 Sep 2002 02:35:25 GMT, in
> comp.os.linux.advocacy,
> (mlw <ma...@mohawksoft.com>) wrote:
>
> What the hell's that?

An animal that will eat rocky-mountain oysters, and it isn't
too particular about that part either.

Edward Rosten

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Sep 7, 2002, 8:20:59 AM9/7/02
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kickaha <nomai...@devnull.net> wrote in message news:<albrat$avn$3...@bob.news.rcn.net>...

> If Apple would release an OS/X port for Intel, I'd give it a run on my
> 2nd machine. Any *nix is likely to be a good OS.

By the sounds of things it's a bit slow and bloated still. And it
doesn't have a great UI (IMO). I doubt I'd bother giving it a go.

-Ed

mlw

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Sep 7, 2002, 7:57:23 AM9/7/02
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I have a Mac G4 and OS/X, I I gotta say, were I not concerened about free
software, it would be tempting. I ported all my software to it, and it runs
very well. Most all the Linux software is available for it.

The porting was easy, only a few small difficulties, like shared libraries, but
that was about it. Very cool.

Sinister Midget

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Sep 7, 2002, 9:20:57 AM9/7/02
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On Sat, 07 Sep 2002 00:20:59 -0500, Edward Rosten spawned:

I just read recently that it's all fixed up. The bloat is missing, the
speed has improved a lot. I dunno about the UI part.

That's what I read, anyway. As to whether that was a real-life gain or one
that was being marketed to us by paid informants, who knows?

--
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GreyCloud

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Sep 7, 2002, 1:40:31 PM9/7/02
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It's as I thought. The gui is the necessary ingredient.
I'm looking into getting my wife moved over to an iMac 17"
model. All I have to manage is the data transfer from
Borlands Quattro Pro 5.0 to the Apple Works program. The HP
5300C scanner and the HP 970Cse printer should work well on
the Apple. I was hoping it will network easily thru the
linksys router to my VAX and IBM.

Joseph Haig

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Sep 7, 2002, 5:46:23 PM9/7/02
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Paul Cooke <paul@cooke100_nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message news:<1707904.2Ev1oJqHAA@cooke_one.madhouse>...

> GreyCloud was seen in <3D79245D...@mist.com> in
> comp.os.linux.advocacy to propose the following:
>
> > flatf...@mariana.trench wrote:
> >>
> >> On 6 Sep 2002 08:58:49 -0700, jh...@maths.man.ac.uk (Joseph Haig)
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >There seem to be lots of figures for Linux usage floating around.
> >> >Popular quotes seems to range from 0.24% to 1%. Although I don't put
> >> >a lot of trust in on-line surveys, I happened to stumble across a
> >> >rather interesting one at:
> >> >
> >> >http://www.owenrudge.co.uk/
> >>
> >> The site is definitely skewed if the Mac OS/X has 21 percent.
> >
> > Any thing wrong with OS/X??
>
>
> no but the poll is currently showing Linux in the lead with 30.8% :)
>
> If I actually owned a Mac I would most likely have OS X on it... OK? :)

OK, I suppose all this distortion that has gone on with the poll was
probably predictable. Anyway, just for the record, I only voted once
myself and the vote did have Linux on 8.3% before the mad hourds got
their hands on it. ;-)

I'm sure it has given the owner of the site the shock of his life.

Bye,

Joe

Edward Rosten

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Sep 8, 2002, 6:48:40 AM9/8/02
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"Sinister Midget" <xu...@k.c-r.r.com> wrote in message

{Re OS X:)

> I just read recently that it's all fixed up. The bloat is missing, the
> speed has improved a lot. I dunno about the UI part.

I don't think X can run so it blots out anything Macish. Nothing beats X11.

Good to hear the bloat...



> That's what I read, anyway. As to whether that was a real-life gain or one
> that was being marketed to us by paid informants, who knows?

...might have gone :-)

-Ed

Thomas Phipps

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Sep 9, 2002, 12:59:57 AM9/9/02
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Adolf Torvalds<I.Hate....@hotmail.com> droped this note:
> On Sat, 07 Sep 2002 04:30:27 GMT, in
> comp.os.linux.advocacy,
> (Thomas Phipps

><whytewolf_at_f...@foo.com>) wrote:
>
>>Adolf Torvalds<I.Hate....@hotmail.com> droped this note:
>>> On Sat, 07 Sep 2002 02:35:25 GMT, in
>>> comp.os.linux.advocacy,
>>> (mlw <ma...@mohawksoft.com>) wrote:
>>>
>>>>Paul Cooke wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> If I actually owned a Mac I would most likely have OS X on it... OK? :)
>>>>
>>>>OS/X rocks. I am looking to upgrade my Mac to Jaguar.
>>>
>>> What the hell's that?
>>
>>macOS 10.2
>>darwin6 {I beleave from what I was told}
>
> What happened to MacOS X?

learn to count in more then one writing system
and you might figure it out

Owen Rudge

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Sep 9, 2002, 11:48:01 AM9/9/02
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> In summary, this site appears to be dedicated to certain games for
> PCs, Visual Basic and FreeDOS so there is no particular reason why
> visitors should have any bias towards Linux. However, the poll shows
> (at the moment) Linux in 5th place with 8.3%.

I was pointed to this newsgroup by someone who e-mailed me about my poll
system. I've set it now to check IP addresses, which I don't really like in
some ways, but considering the results are now somewhat skewed with over
1800 votes for Linux, it might be necessary! Previously, the poll would send
a cookie which would stop you voting for a day or so, IIRC.

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Owen Rudge

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Sep 9, 2002, 11:50:34 AM9/9/02
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> The site is definitely skewed if the Mac OS/X has 21 percent.

I must say, that did surprise me - I would have expected some variant of
Windows or perhaps even DOS to be higher, as most of the content is aimed
towards Windows or DOS software (eg, Visual Basic, Transport Tycoon, GEM).

Owen Rudge

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Sep 9, 2002, 11:51:51 AM9/9/02
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> I'm sure it has given the owner of the site the shock of his life.

You might say that. ;-)

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