iPad Not for Linux Users: Survey results

According to a recent survey of 20,000 users carried out by MyType, results found that iPad users tend to put themselves into a different category compared to Linux Users. Linux was set up to provide a service on a mobile device, a tablet computer or a video games console. It was found that Linux is aimed at more self-directed, science minded users who enjoy playing video games on a Linux PC, than the iPad user who in general is a professionally business minded individual, who has to have the latest device with a level of portability.

When reported by Ted Samson at InfoWorld, the iPad user who has been named the “Selfish Elite” appose to the Linux user “Independent Geek”, would like to think of themselves as sophisticated and highly ambitious compared to the user who plays video games, spends their time on the computer and has a keen interest in science and electronics. To the “geek” the iPad is just an oversized iPhone with very few features compared to the mobile PC. Linux users tend to think that the iPad is nothing spectacular to shout about, as tablet PCs and touch screen computers have been around for some time.

When comparing the 2 differing groups, the “Elite” scored lower than the “Geeks”, can this be put down to the Elite group perhaps having high flying careers, and not being in tune with their families and other pursuits?

Are you a Linux User? If so, what do you think about this recent survey and it’s results? Are the results a clear indication of peoples views? Leave us your comments. To read more about this check out InfoWorld