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Old 11-26-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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LInux Journal Survey: Do you own an e-book reader?

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Old 11-26-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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I would think that that question would be better asked in January.
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Thanks for the heads-up, I have cast my vote.

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Old 11-27-2010, 10:51 AM   #4
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My vote is cast. Looks like the non owners are still in the lead, and here I thought that Linux people were the gadget freaks.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:14 AM   #5
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Not all Linux geeks. About 5-7 years ago I would say yes. But that's back when the Linux community was still mostly techies. Over the past 5 year or so the community has really diversified a LOT. Heck, I saw huge changes happen to the Linux and FOSS communities in just the three years that I owned Raiden's Realm. We actually had to change our focus several times over that three year period just to keep up with the changes. I finally gave up trying to stay with the evolving trends and let someone else fuss over that. lol.
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Not all Linux geeks ...
I concur. Some distributions, such as Ubuntu, are aimed very much at the average PC user. I think the fact that applications such as Calibre are available for Linux, as well as Windows and OS X, speaks volumes.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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Well, believe it or not, the rise of Ubuntu was the primary reason for the huge influx of average users. Had it not been for them, Linux would still be strictly a geeks OS.
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... the huge influx of average users.
The majority of whom are probably ex-Windows users. To those who develop software for e-book reader users (eg publishers, distributors, manufacturers), please note. Bravo Calibre!

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Actually, yes, the majority *are* ex-windows users. But there's also getting to be a surprising number of Mac refuges as well.
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Old 11-28-2010, 03:33 AM   #10
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For me the interesting thing is that it's as near 50:50 as you can get, which means half that population has an e-reader. Imagine if that applied to the population as a whole. And as someone said, wait till after Christmas. Here in Sweden the word is already out that this year's top Christmas present will be an e-reader, based on present sales.
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Here in America the ratio of those with ereader and those without is like 1:1000 or more. I don't know how you guys can have a ratio of 50/50 on your end. I don't even think the Japanese have a ratio like that, and they're gadget nuts.
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