[Mageia-discuss] Poll: Which Desktop Environment will you be using on Mageia?

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 20:51:02 CET 2011

On 24 March 2011 20:57, Chris Evans <z3r0_k00l75 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> ________________________________
> From: Pascal Terjan <pterjan at gmail.com>
> To: Mageia general discussions <mageia-discuss at mageia.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 4:30 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mageia-discuss] Poll: Which Desktop Environment will you be
> using on Mageia?
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 15:48, Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org> wrote:
>> Quote: Thomas Lottmann wrote on Thu, 24 March 2011 16:29
>>> Le 24/03/2011 16:14, Tux99 a écrit :
>>> > I would say that if we reach 50-100 votes in the next few days then
>>> > the
>>> > results can be considered meaningful.
>>> No. Just no.
>>> Considering Mageia is a GNU/Linux distribution that has various
>>> communities with a wide variety of users with different needs,1 50-00
>>> is
>>> absolutely not representative.
>> It's a poll among Mageia users, and currently I would expect that a good
>> part of people seriously interested in Mageia are at least occasionally
>> reading this list (subscribed or through gmane or through the web forum
>> gateway).
>> Do you have any idea how small the samples are when they do
>> "representative" surveys for TV or newspapers?
>> Usually it's only 1000-2000 people to represent a whole country of 60
>> milion people...
> Yes but not random people.
> Knowing what DE is preferred by people reading this list and with
> enough motivation to register to your forum does not mean anything.
> Maybe XFCE users don't like forums or don't like polls.
> Maybe users of one of the DE feel that they have to defend it and the
> 10 users of that DE will all vote while users of more common DE don't
> care about it being successful and only 8 out of 100 will vote.
> On the contrary, I would think it means everything. The people who read the
> ML and register in the forums should have a louder voice than those that do
> not participate in the linux community. Those of us participating are the
> ones that make linux what it is. If not, then why have the mailing lists and
> forums and chatrooms and newsletters?

Personally, I won't open/register/reset-the-password on a forum just
to vote in one single poll and then not use that forum again, (I would
vote in a poll opened in the distro forum (which will be up and
running soon), I guess that's what most users subscribed to the Mageia
ML's would do).

Ahmad Samir

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