Ubuntu Server Survey - How Do You Ubuntu?

Jan 26, 2011

Earlier this month, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, launched this year’s How Do You Ubuntu? server survey to gather information from Ubuntu server users. If you haven’t taken the survey yet, you have until Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

This year marks the the third consecutive year for the Ubuntu Server Survey, and the 2010 survey are available on Canonical’s Blog site. This year’s How Do You Ubuntu? server survey will be used gather information that will be used to improve future product releases, prioritize feature requests, guide partnerships to add technologies and drive the focus at the next Ubuntu Developer Summit in May 2011.

Does your opinion really matter? Yes, according to Gerry Carr, Director of Communications at Canonical. “The decision to stay with KVM was confirmed by strong polling of use in the survey,” Carr says.

What was the most surprising result to come from previous surveys? “The openness to cloud and the degree of awareness of it as something Ubuntu did when we first asked the questions,” Carr says. “We were expecting fairly low awareness and little use or exploration, but the numbers were actually pretty strong.” He says, “It will be interesting to see where they develop this time around.”

According to Carr, the survey results should help both the community and corporations that use Ubuntu. “We have added some questions on Ubuntu Advantage this time around, as we need to know what the awareness is and what people want from it,” he says. “The rest of the survey is about core technologies in the product and helps everyone involved know what people are actually using.”

If you want to take the “How Do You Ubuntu?” Server Survey, you have until Tuesday, February 1, 2011.

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