View Full Version : How many people do you know using Linux?

May 14th, 2009, 05:27 AM
I know, 1.
Someone who goes to my school (that only has 30 people per grade).
I said I was installing Linux and he was like, I use Ubuntu. I was like @!^%$^#!^@&.
Cuz most people are like "What's that?"
It just weird to find someone in this tiny village who is using Linux also, it must be getting more popular.

May 14th, 2009, 05:38 AM
0, not including myself.

May 14th, 2009, 05:40 AM
One, my parents.

And that is only because I gave them my Dell Desktop mentioned in my signature.

(Because my girlfriend has the same computer, as well as a laptop, and 4 computers in one little apartment seemed a bit silly to me)

May 14th, 2009, 05:43 AM
I set my inlaws house up with ubuntu desktop and ubuntu laptop. They use windows only in virtual box and that's only if they have to use some specific application or macro in microsoft office. I installed ubuntu on my fiances laptop too and shes doing fine with it too. I know maybe three or four other people that use linux.
Spread the word Linux is the ****!

May 14th, 2009, 05:51 AM
a couple of my friends. thats it

Blind Guardian
May 14th, 2009, 05:58 AM
My mother's desktop computer is set up with OpenSuSE 10.0 (dual-booting with Windows XP, though XP is only used for scanning), I'm pretty sure one of my cousins runs some version of Linux on his computers (he's a computer tech), my sister used Kanotix/Knoppix for awhile, then moved to Kubuntu 7.04, and both of my own laptops dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu. This one Vista, the other XP. I only use Windows myself because of a lack of modem support (accursed dial-up internet, I feel like I'm stuck in '99) in Linux and because I need Photoshop for work.

A few of my friends run some version of Linux as well, mostly Ubuntu.

May 14th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Hmm... Let's see.

Two good friends of mine are Linux heads (in the legitimate sense of that word), and beyond that... I know a couple people (not well, just in passing) at my college who are into Linux.

And then, last but not least, I know *all of you*.

So, quite a lot, actually.

May 14th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Me, my gf and my boss. The other teachers here have it on the office computers but that's because I didn't give them a choice in the matter (I'd run out of patience cleaning up their viruses).

May 14th, 2009, 06:46 AM
2, my brother and my mom.

Saint Angeles
May 14th, 2009, 06:48 AM
my sister, my girlfriend, 2 of my friends, my ex-roommate... and my mom used to run xubuntu on her work computer but she doesnt have that job anymore...

May 14th, 2009, 06:54 AM
There's me and... uh... me.

May 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM
I know only a few and primarily because I turned them on to it. Ahh, they have all learned though...you can't go wrong with Linux.

May 14th, 2009, 06:59 AM
I know about 10 or more people

May 14th, 2009, 07:15 AM
Four that I can think of just off the top of my head, but if I asked around at work I probably know a lot more.

May 14th, 2009, 07:22 AM
ı knew one guy, he was usıng ıntrepıd for hıs wıreless and then he quıt usıng wıthout a reason

May 14th, 2009, 07:44 AM
I'm the only Linux user I know IRL.

May 14th, 2009, 07:50 AM
Just 1 :< and he turned out to be a beta lover xD

May 14th, 2009, 07:53 AM
0 sigh..

May 14th, 2009, 07:53 AM
No one. :o

May 14th, 2009, 07:57 AM
a harder question is how many people do you know running Ubuntu.

I know 5 other than myself. My room mate, his girlfriend my X room mate, 2 other good friends.

I know alot of people who use Redhat. Its a requirement for IT mangers and computer science people at my school

I know of 1 person currently running Mint

and 2 or 3 Kubuntu users (i guess thats technically ubuntu)

My father uses Unix and I've seen him messing with Fedora awhile back.

I know 0 who have ran linux and went back to windows

May 14th, 2009, 08:01 AM
I know around 10+ people. Including me. But most prefer Microsoft unfortunately

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May 14th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Including me, two people. Someone else in my class dabbles with Fedora and Ubuntu.

May 14th, 2009, 08:53 AM
About 5 people.

May 14th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Just me, most people in my town don't even have internet.

May 14th, 2009, 10:03 AM
around 2. and those 2 don't even use it.:D

May 14th, 2009, 10:28 AM
About 3 people, 2 of which use it at work and specialize in some aspect of it. I don't ask questions about, so I will hear no lies :P

May 14th, 2009, 10:52 AM
i know one guy full fledged. but others 2( including me) are part time users. Most in night. Since in morning we are using windows since we are using for trading so there is no software in linux to trade.

May 14th, 2009, 12:52 PM
well i managed to get my best friend to use ubuntu for a month, he really liked it at first but then went back to xp becoz of how difficult it was to install apps that didnt come in deb.

oh and my cousin dabbles with it alot i think.

so umm 1 haha

May 14th, 2009, 01:15 PM
50+ converted by me!:popcorn:

May 14th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Just one. He is currently a big fan of Ubuntu.

May 14th, 2009, 02:00 PM
3 people

May 14th, 2009, 02:09 PM
I know 3 people. We all work together and it was them that got me to start. I guess I should say thanks some time for showing me the light.

May 14th, 2009, 02:37 PM
I actually know quite a few. I work with scientists, so they do all their work in Linux. Mostly Ubuntu and/or Scientific Linux.

Only counting people who I know use it at home, I know two. A friend of mine and my fiancee's dad (who was very interested in learning about it. Yay!).

May 14th, 2009, 02:42 PM
besides myself,2 one is my son who likes to chuckle and ask his mom if she wants to use the computer dad fixed when her vista machine crashes in the middle of something,another is a IT person I know.Thats it.

May 14th, 2009, 02:45 PM
I know about 3-5, including myself.

May 14th, 2009, 02:46 PM
i know about 25. but i work in IT and give my old computers to relatives, so i'm the reason for about half of the people i know that use linux.

May 14th, 2009, 03:24 PM
I know 1 person (who works at a local radio station) who uses Linux, IIRC he uses Ubuntu! :)

May 14th, 2009, 03:33 PM
My girlfriend uses it and is happy enough. My step-father has a bunch of servers running and a small desktop all with Linux, which my mother uses occasionally too. I have two friends that also use Linux. My younger brother is warming to the idea of running Ubuntu, as well.