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Cool Solutions Survey Data: Linux Usage in Novell Loyalist population

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Posted: 11 Nov 2003
 

This is survey data collected within the past month. The sample was visitors to the Cool Solutions web communities. Cool Solutions is a set of web communities which help Novell product users get the most out of their products. It is the 2nd most popular site segment at Novell.com. (Support TIDs are Number 1.) They average 900,000 page views per month.

Linux Platform Adoption

Your Linux Platform Preferences
Survey Duration: 10/21/03 -- 10/31/03
Respondents: 362

Where does your organization have offices? (check all that apply)

North America 226 63%
South America 25 7%
Western Europe 121 34%
Eastern Europe 32 9%
Africa/Arabian Peninsula 16 4%
Australia/New Zealand 40 11%
Asia/Pacific Rim 37 10%

How many end-user workstations are there in your organization?

Less than 50 64 18%
51-100 25 7%
100-500 101 28%
500-1000 46 13%
1000-5000 75 21%
More than 5000 49 14%

In the long-term (24 months out), what percentage of your desktops do you expect will be running Linux as the primary operating system?

None 81 23%
Between 5% and 20% 188 52%
Between 20% and 50% 50 14%
Between 50% and 75% 20 6%
As close to 100% as possible 20 6%

Which of the following versions do you plan to deploy in the future? (check all that apply)

Red Hat 7 10 3%
Red Hat 8 22 6%
Red Hat 9 185 52%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 2.1 49 14%
SUSE Linux 8.2 67 19%
SUSE Linux Desktop 73 20%
n/a 53 15%

Which of the following Linux Desktop environments have you deployed?

Gnome/Ximian Desktop 198 56%
KDE 181 51%
n/a 89 25%

How many servers are there in your organization?

Less than 10 203 57%
10 - 50 96 27%
50 - 100 25 7%
100- 500 20 6%
More than 500 15 4%

Which of the following Linux server versions have you deployed?

Red Hat 8 105 30%
Red Hat 9 127 36%
RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1 21 6%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1 21 6%
SUSE Linux 8.2 25 7%
SUSE Enterprise 8 17 5%
SUSE Standard Server 8 5 1%
n/a 86 24%

Which of the following versions do you plan to deploy in the future?

Red Hat 8 20 6%
Red Hat 9 156 44%
RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1 55 16%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1 45 13%
SUSE Linux 8.2 40 11%
SUSE Enterprise 8 45 13%
SUSE Standard Server 8 16 5%
n/a 74 21%

Novell on Linux: Your Take
Survey Duration: 11/3/2003 -- ongoing
Respondents: 1979

What is your Role?

System Administrator/Integrator 1352 69%
DeveloperNet Member 185 10%
Trainer 251 13%
Help Desk/Support 423 22%
Channel Partner 167 9%
Manager - IT 504 26%
Executive 142 7%
Analyst 196 10%
Linux Developer 166 9%
End User (no IT role) 93 5%

Where do you currently have Linux installed?

Desktop (work) 776 40%
Desktop (home) 1062 55%
Server 1136 58%
Nowhere yet, but it's coming soon. 292 15%
No plans to use it. 62 3%

Have you tried SUSE Linux?

Yes 963 50%
No 951 50%


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