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Poll: Dev Hardware and OS

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Do you agree with the majority opinions in the developer community? Or are you an outsider with more radical opinions? Maybe you just want to see what the community generally agrees on and get some good advice.  That's why DZone is going to start running a series of engaging polls that will challenge or support your existing (developer) worldview.

The first part of this, the "Dev Hardware and OS" poll, is now ready for launch. The poll should only take about ten minutes, and will hopefully be fairly easy and fun to take. Your answers will be compiled with the rest of the communities', and help to improve what we offer here at DZone. You'll even have an opportunity to view the results (so far) after you complete the poll.

We'll be collecting responses through September 21, 2012. After we complete collection and compile the results, we'll post the results in an article for those interested to review.

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Thanks for your time, attention, and participation!

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Liam Knox replied on Thu, 2012/09/06 - 1:47am

Nice 6 is in the results and not in th survery.  Well done

Mitch Pronschinske replied on Thu, 2012/09/06 - 7:14am

#6 probably won't show in the response section because it is a write-in question.  I'm seeing a lot of Ubuntu and Kubuntu at first glance.

Jonathan Danylko replied on Thu, 2012/09/06 - 7:40am! ;-)

Bill Armstrong replied on Thu, 2012/09/06 - 8:44am in response to: Mitch Pronschinske

Thanks for mentioning that. Question #6: "Which Linux distro do you use?" is only asked to those who responded to Question #5 by saying they use a Linux Kerneled OS. This was to cut down on unnecessary polling. Additionally, none of the open-ended questions display participant results, because you might have entered sensitive information, and we don't want to just plaster that up on the Internet.

I'll be doing a results post after the survey is done to share the results of the open-ended questions (among others) in a non-sensitive manner. So far, our respondents favor Ubuntu, with a healthy share enjoying Debian and Fedora.

Thanks for taking the survey, and especially for giving us some feedback.

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