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Rytron
February 17th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Also comment if you like to say your country. 'From' can mean your place of birth or current country of residence. That decision is yours. You may pick more than one to suit your own situation.

bruno9779
February 17th, 2010, 10:44 PM
This should be a multiple choice poll.

I am from Italy, I have been born there, but I also have an Argentinian citizenship.

Why can't I choose both?

Rytron
February 17th, 2010, 10:44 PM
Republic of Ireland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland).

Rytron
February 17th, 2010, 10:46 PM
This should be a multiple choice poll.

I am from Italy, I have been born there, but I also have an Argentinian citizenship.

Why can't I choose both?


I can not include every country in the world. :eek:

Select Europe and South America.

lisati
February 17th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Where I live is probably not big enough to count as a continent.

City: Porirua (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porirua)
Country: New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand)
Nearest continent: Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia)
General geographic region: There are a number of names, including Australasia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia) and Oceania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania).

Heritage: British and Dutch, married to a locally-born Samoan with Maori cousins. (Does that give away too many clues to my identity? Too late: astute viewers will probably recognize at least one of the people in the photos attached to my profile, one of whom was on the news last night)

EDIT: some Scottish, and there's a family connection with Dunedin and Gore.

MichealH
February 17th, 2010, 10:57 PM
City: Durham, Sunderland
Country: England,UK
Continent: Europe

gletob
February 17th, 2010, 11:05 PM
City: Chesterfield
State: Virginia (technically a commonwealth not a state)
Country: United States of America
Continent: North America


Where I live is probably not big enough to count as a continent.

City: Porirua (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porirua)
Country: New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand)
Nearest continent: Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia)
General geographic region: There are a number of names, including Australasia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia) and Oceania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania).

Heritage: British and Dutch, married to a locally-born Samoan with Maori cousins. (Does that give away too many clues to my identity? Too late: astute viewers will probably recognize at least one of the people in the photos attached to my profile, one of whom was on the news last night)

I'd say your from Oceania. But that's my opinion.

Gallahhad
February 17th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Born and reside in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America.

I love it here, though the winters are long and cold.

jenaniston
February 17th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Where I live is probably not big enough to count as a continent.

Country: New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand)
Nearest continent: Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia)
General geographic region: There are a number of names, including Australasia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia) and Oceania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania).



Although I don't like to rely on wikipedia as a resource . . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_continent#Oceania

I did wonder just how the Pacific Islanders get treated continent-wise -
as a sibling moved to New Zealand (maybe a Ubuntu user) and I lived 15 years in Hawai'i

Oceania does seem to include Australia, New Zealand, and islands like Guam, Fiji and French Polynesia/Tahiti . . .
and imho, should include the Hawai'ian Islands as well.

only as a suggestion . . . but OP may want to change poll listing from Australia to "Oceania" ?

NovaAesa
February 17th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Born in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Currently living in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

Kai69
February 17th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Born in West Germany now living in the UK

dondiego2
February 17th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Born in Michigan, still in Michigan - North Amerca

Rytron
February 17th, 2010, 11:26 PM
only as a suggestion . . . but OP may want to change poll listing from Australia to "Oceania" ?

I included 'Other' as I had a feeling that not all people would be included in the seven continents. Also, perhaps there are people in orbit also online? ;)

audiomick
February 17th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Born in Muckatah, north eastern Victoria, Australia.
Currently living in Heilbronn in south western Germany.

dondiego2
February 17th, 2010, 11:29 PM
Why is North America in italics in the pole? Are we special ;)

Yvan300
February 17th, 2010, 11:29 PM
Trinidad :D

KiwiNZ
February 17th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Where I live is probably not big enough to count as a continent.

City: Porirua (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porirua)
Country: New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand)
Nearest continent: Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia)
General geographic region: There are a number of names, including Australasia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia) and Oceania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceania).

Heritage: British and Dutch, married to a locally-born Samoan with Maori cousins. (Does that give away too many clues to my identity? Too late: astute viewers will probably recognize at least one of the people in the photos attached to my profile, one of whom was on the news last night)

As above . With a few exceptions I am of Danish / Scottish descent . 1st generation NZ. Porirua is not my home town (phew) .

I regard New Zealand as uniquely New Zealand, we do not have to be part of something bigger.

lisati
February 17th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Why is North America in italics in the pole? Are we special ;)

Is that what you voted for?

Rytron
February 17th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Why is North America in italics in the pole? Are we special ;)

I have Europe in italics. The option(s) you choose are denoted by italics. ;)

blairm
February 18th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Live in Dunedin, NZ. Find it interesting how many people are here from NZ given our small population (about 4 million) compared with other countries - particularly when I know only one person who uses linux, and he's an IT guy into Fedora.

Blair

Zoot7
February 18th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Europe - Cork, Ireland as it says under my avatar.

RiceMonster
February 18th, 2010, 12:08 AM
I'm from all of them, including "Other?"

gletob
February 18th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Although I don't like to rely on wikipedia as a resource . . .
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_continent#Oceania

snip..

only as a suggestion . . . but OP may want to change poll listing from Australia to "Oceania" ?

Australia is it's own continent no matter what said Wikipedia page says.

Bölvađur
February 18th, 2010, 02:59 AM
I never told anyone... but Im from Afro-Eurasia

Satoru-san
February 18th, 2010, 03:00 AM
I'm from all of them, including "Other?"
I wonder where other is too.

dondiego2
February 18th, 2010, 03:02 AM
Is that what you voted for?


Oh, I see. Yes that is what I voted for. I guess I didn't know how these polls worked on this forum.

Jesus_Valdez
February 18th, 2010, 03:03 AM
Im from Mexico, so North America.

Icehuck
February 18th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Kenorland

kellemes
February 18th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Holland.

Nevon
February 18th, 2010, 10:28 AM
I'm currently living in Luleć, which is in the northernmost part along the coast of Sweden.

adouglasmhor
February 18th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Scotland

adouglasmhor
February 18th, 2010, 10:35 AM
[QUOTE=gletob;8843139]Australia is it's own continent no matter what said Wikipedia page says.[/QUOTE}

I thought the continent was called Australasia before people called it Oceania.


I am probably wrong though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia

edit I am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_(continent) it's a geographic continent but not a geological one. That will do for me. I try not to upset the convict population to much.

I know I am using wikipedia, i am just lazy not stupid!

lz1dsb
February 18th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Europe, Bulgaria - born and raised in Dupnitsa, currently living and working in Sofia...

proxess
February 18th, 2010, 11:03 AM
City: Funchal (Madeira Island) tho I currently reside in Lisbon
Country: Portugal
Continent: Europe

Heritage: Born in Madeira, Spent my childhood in London and my teenage years in Funchal. Now I'm in Lisbon working but with the aim to live in Japan.

Currently 20 years old, looking for help and donations (or a job) that will permit me to study (as an under-graduate) in Japan! All help welcome! :D

Rytron
February 18th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Holland.

I always thougt that Dutch people referred to their country as the Netherlands. Isn't Holland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland) just a part of the country?

Rytron
February 18th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Europe - Cork, Ireland as it says under my avatar.

Hi Zoot7. Same place as me.

dinamic1
February 18th, 2010, 11:37 AM
/europe/romania/sibiu

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=sibiu

amitabhishek
February 18th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Indian Subcontinent.

matyasfalvi
February 18th, 2010, 12:13 PM
I always thougt that Dutch people referred to their country as the Netherlands. Isn't Holland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland) just a part of the country?

In my opinion Holland and Netherlands are sort of equivalent. But I am not from the Netherlands.

xpod
February 18th, 2010, 12:34 PM
Another European to add to the list.

From Arbroath(via Edinburgh), Scotland.
Living in London, England.

Khaled Khalil
February 18th, 2010, 12:42 PM
so we now have at least 5 members from Antarctica (linux community have a lot of penguins anyway), and 6 from other continent that those known on planet earth.
:D

--
i am a proud African

audiomick
February 18th, 2010, 12:54 PM
I try not to upset the convict population to much.
We don't all have convicts for ancestors you know....:p
Mine were Irish, English, Scottish and Dutch emigrants. Mostly around the middle of the Nineteenth century, but one Grandmother was born in Birmingham.

There are also any number of people with a Mediterranean heritage, as well as various Asian countries and most of the rest of the world as well. That is what makes it such a cosmopolitan country these days. ;)

chucky chuckaluck
February 18th, 2010, 02:09 PM
where i'm from, it's all just one big plate.

jenaniston
February 18th, 2010, 03:13 PM
. . . and 6 from other continent that those known on planet earth.


It's only that in that list it looks more like the New Zealanders (and any Samoans, etc.)
would just have to opt for the Other category . . .

Although any linux users on the International Space Station would also qualify I guess . . .

MasterNetra
February 18th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Michigan, USA
Continent: North America

Born in South Carolina (Still US and in North America) though.

Don't know my Heritage.

kellemes
February 18th, 2010, 04:44 PM
I always thougt that Dutch people referred to their country as the Netherlands. Isn't Holland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland) just a part of the country?

The Netherlands can be referred to as Holland, it often is by the Dutch themself and also by people abroad, eventhough it is a specific region of the country. I'm from Holland/Amsterdam, I speak a Hollandic dialect (Amsterdams (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdams_%28dialect%29)) and so I'm from Holland whichever way you take it.
Still.. I don't see myself as 'Hollandic' but as Dutch, as all people from Holland.

Khaled Khalil
February 20th, 2010, 02:05 AM
It's only that in that list it looks more like the New Zealanders (and any Samoans, etc.)
would just have to opt for the Other category . . .

Although any linux users on the International Space Station would also qualify I guess . . .

i thought it is already clear after lisati's contribution (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8842070&postcount=5) that "Australia" here is meant to be Oceania.
but you are right, many islands, specially in the pacific, can't be classified by continents.

actually i was just envious because voters from my beloved continent, supposedly the origin of human species, were less than those from the most southern neighbor, or from voters from oceans isles plus those from outside our pretty planet :)

kaibob
February 20th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Born and live in Southern California.

Kenny_Strawn
February 20th, 2010, 03:47 AM
If you want me to tell you my full path:

/north_america/usa/california/orange_county/lake_forest

Please don't jail this because I'm giving away private information, Mods, because I really want to be known here.

jenaniston
February 20th, 2010, 05:18 PM
i thought it is already clear after lisati's contribution (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8842070&postcount=5) that "Australia" here is meant to be Oceania.


Apparently NOT for New Zealanders . . . who seem to be the real make up for the OP's "Other" category
rather than including themselves with Australia.


I wonder where other is too.


Australia is it's own continent no matter what said Wikipedia page says.


I included 'Other' as I had a feeling that not all people would be included in the seven continents.
Also, perhaps there are people in orbit also online? ;)

So Europe and North America with the most linux/ubuntu users . . . sounds about right -
although obviously biased toward English-speaking users on this forum.

juancarlospaco
February 20th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Im from Pangea

The Toxic Mite
February 20th, 2010, 05:25 PM
European and proud! \\:D/ (file://\\:D/)

sqrooup
February 20th, 2010, 05:30 PM
City; Birmingham
Country; UK
Continent; Europe

(However; in the late 70's/early 80's I lived in the town of Florida near Johannesburg in South Africa, for 10 years)

Viva
February 20th, 2010, 05:31 PM
nvm

The Toxic Mite
February 20th, 2010, 05:47 PM
nvm

Just the name of the continent would've been fine =)

completist
February 20th, 2010, 05:52 PM
State: Illinois
Country: USA
Continent: North America

Viva
February 20th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I'm from Asia, but I don't like to call myself Asian. We South Asians are so different from the rest of Asia, so I'm from the Sub-continent.

MooPi
February 20th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Originally from K-Pax, but am currently residing in Dayton, Ohio USA North America.
My time here is short but am enjoying the protus. prot told me about this wondrous planet and his enjoyable time spent here.

RabbitWho
February 20th, 2010, 06:36 PM
The People's Republic of Cork.
but I live in The Rabbit's Republic of Czech

diesch
February 20th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Freiburg/Germany/Europe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtXuMwIaOrI

Странник
February 20th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Europe!

lz1dsb
February 23rd, 2010, 01:13 PM
So according to the inquiry (if it could be representative is another matter of course), the majority of Ubuntu users are from Europe and North America. I recently read an article about the market share of the desktop operating systems, where for the Linux-like OSes, some 1%, 2%, 3% (or even 4% are mentioned, depending on the article) market share was mentioned. I'm wandering if there's an official study which shows how the Ubuntu/Linux users are distributed around the globe... Just a thought, maybe a bit out of the topic...

Cheers,
Boyan