Several months ago, I had the idea to contact as many Linux consultants as possible to find out how they are using Linux for their clients. Drawing on my own experiences, I came up with a list of 12 pointed but open-ended questions that would collect opinions about and uses of Linux from people who work with it on a daily basis. I constructed a Web site with the 12 questions set up in an on-line interview format. The responses were submitted directly to a database for statistical analysis and convenient storage.
Anyone who has worked with Linux for a few years probably will not be surprised by most of the results of this on-line interview. For the questions that are objective or statistically useful, summary data is given below. For the subjective/opinion type questions, I offer summaries of the majority and minority opinions, along with a few interesting quotes from both sides.
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