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Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates

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This is your once a month reminder to make sure your PC information is correct on your user profiles. A fresh batch of statistics is generated on the 1st of each month.

Note: There is a new question about Wine use this month!

You need to be logged in to see when you last updated your PC info!

You can see the statistics any time on this page.

While we don't currently have a drop-off implemented for old/stale data, it will be coming eventually once I'm sure the system for doing it works smoothly. If you want to make sure you're included at any time clicking update without any changes will update the last time you edited them.

The drop-off for old data will be done in months, since people aren't likely to change hardware that often.

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Shinikio 25 September 2017 at 4:21 pm UTC

I'd like to get "Linux" options added about "Do you dual-boot with a different operating system?"
I have to use "Yes, Other" while I'm using two Linux dual-boot

Edit : I know a second Linux isn't another OS, still another Distro (for my part) and dual-boot

Last edited by Shinikio at 25 September 2017 at 4:26 pm UTC
evergreen 25 September 2017 at 4:26 pm UTC
I sadly have the same hw... no cash atm
Lakorta 25 September 2017 at 4:31 pm UTC
liamdaweTrue enough, I've changed that to just be a No. Was one I added in haste but didn't really think enough. You're right, using or not using is sufficient.
This is fine. I still feel a bit uncomfortable saying yes when I've only used Wine to play a single older game in the last year. And I've never bought a Windows game for the purpose of playing it using Wine.

I think Wine is great and I don't mind people using it, but I feel like this survey question might not be very indicative of anything as it is.
Maybe another question could be added, something like "Do you buy non-Linux games to play through Wine?".
Leopard 25 September 2017 at 5:07 pm UTC
edo 25 September 2017 at 5:10 pm UTC
poke86If you can manage, it might be interesting to know how many people use Wine.
Ah yes, that's probably a pretty relevant question to include.

I've now added it in as "Do you use Wine to play Windows games?".

So, "no" can also means that I have it installed and test it from time to time to make comparations and to see how its improving, but I dont play any game there since I have a windows partition?
Kiba 25 September 2017 at 5:11 pm UTC
There should be a box for screen Hz just like there is one for resolution.
MasterSleort 25 September 2017 at 5:34 pm UTC
eridanired123I want to see a photo of how playing on those 9 monitors looks like.

That actually is a very interesting question! It led me to an idea. What if we could search for profiles here on GOL and filter by hardware i.e search for let's say, people with the same hardware as you.

This would allow you to find other people with the same or similar hardware as you. Let's say then, that you have a problem on Linux and you know it is probably hardware-related. You would then be able to find other people and ask whether they have/had the same problem as you and whether they fixed it and in that case how.

Of course, you could also ask people how a certain build or piece of hardware works for them on Linux before you decide to buy it yourself.

And at last, you could find the user on GOL who has 9 monitors and politely ask for a picture of that setup


As for the WINE question, it could also be a list of ranges of how many games one use WINE for. 0, 1 - 3, 4 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - ...

Last edited by MasterSleort at 25 September 2017 at 5:37 pm UTC
raneon 25 September 2017 at 6:07 pm UTC
From my point of view it would make sense to ask if you use Wayland or X11 as default. Most people probably answer X11 but I think with Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu on Wayland it might be interesting to monitor the change.
no_information_here 25 September 2017 at 6:25 pm UTC
liamdaweTrue enough, I've changed that to just be a No. Was one I added in haste but didn't really think enough. You're right, using or not using is sufficient.
It would be a much more useful statistic if you ask:

"How often do you use wine?"
1) In the last month.
2) In the last year.
3) Sometime prior to the last year.
4) Never.

The current yes/no question is impossible to interpret. Otherwise, you need to specify:

"Did you use wine in the last month?" Yes/No
Liam Dawe 25 September 2017 at 7:15 pm UTC
Thanks for the feedback about the Wine question, it is appreciated.

I again agree the adjusted answers still weren't great. The question and answers were still a bit too ambiguous.

I've had a re-think on it and I've adjusted the Wine question to be much more specific. The question is now "When was the last time you used Wine to play a Windows game?" with these options:
  • "In the last month"

  • "In the last three months"

  • "In the last six months"

  • "Over six months ago"

  • "I never use it"

I think that about covers that one, in regards to getting to make sense and be useful.

Additionally, I am also thinking on adding in the question about how many games you play in Wine, as that could be interesting to see too, but that will come later.

I've wiped all previous answers to the Wine question.
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