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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 09:50

Canonical has held an user survey which aim to build a picture of how people really discover Ubuntu, have you taken the survey ?.

Ubuntu user survey 2012 has finally closed and the result has already published through canonical blog, the result is divide into 3 part, here the compilation of part 1, part 2, and part 3 (click the image to get larger) :

Where Most of Ubuntu Users Are ?
This result is simply representative where most Ubuntu users live, the result show 21% Ubuntu user live in the US.

Is Ubuntu Easy to Install ? 
Ubuntu is very easy to install ?, yes of course, at least that's the survey results.

How did they hear about Ubuntu ?
So do people who have come to the platform more recently discover it in different ways to to the those who have been on the platform longer?  see the result :

Source < 2 years 2-4 years 5 years or more
Magazines, etc 6.9% 7.9% 9.4%
Work 3.9% 4.8% 4.9%
Friends/Family 27.2% 25.2% 20.5%
School/College 11.7% 11.2% 8.9%
Forums, irc etc 46.2% 48.5% 54.8%
Social Media 4.2% 2.4% 1.5%

Which Ubuntu product get most attention?
Of some products that have been/will be released by ubuntu (canonical) Ubuntu for android get the most attention to the user.
Willingness to purchase Ubuntu on a new device
Without specifying the device therefore including PCs, netbooks etc we see the willingness to buy,  by age in ascending of willingness.
Which OS that user Install except Ubuntu ?
this survey aim to get a picture of other operating systems that ubuntu user use. Some OSes are specific to certain types of devices so we see a picture of Ubuntu users preferred mobile devices also. From the result we known that Windows still dominate.
Here the conclution of the survey that pronounced by canonical :

So the survey is telling us  that there is a strong propensity in the user base to buy an Ubuntu machine and perhaps not a single machine but multiple devices featuring Ubuntu. This propensity only seems to get stronger in Latin America and Iberia. Given the heterogeneity of OS usage it is also important to make sure that we continue to develop a platform that plays nice with others which seems to be correctly prioritised on the product roadmaps.

I should say that it is taking me slight longer to extract these data sets and write the blog posts than I expect so we will have to push the remaining one until tomorrow. Thank you also for the comments so and I will continue to respond to them as I can. Final installment tomorrow

Go Ubuntu, more and more :)