Who Uses Ubuntu Linux, and Why? Survey Offers New Insight
An overwhelming majority--some 87 percent--of all Ubuntu users found the process of installing the operating system “very easy” or “easy,” according to the survey results; only 2.6 percent found it “difficult” or “very difficult,” thus countering another longstanding Linux stereotype.
Almost 77 percent use Windows at well; only 16.7 percent, by contrast, use Mac OS X in addition to Ubuntu Linux, according to the survey.
Almost 77 percent cite the fact that it's open source, while close to 66 percent cite “curiosity/experimentation,” 57 percent name the “virus-free” factor, and more than 50 percent say they're “dissatisfied with other OS.”
A full 46.3 percent of respondents said “my machine runs faster with Ubuntu,” and more than 75 percent preferred the user experience or user interface.
More than 85 percent said they use it on their main PC, with some 67 percent using it for a mix of work and leisure.
See also:The Ubuntu User Surveys – Part 1
andUbuntu User Surveys – Part 2