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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.

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If you want your details to actually be included in the monthly survey, be sure to head here and tick the box labelled "Include your PC details in our Monthly User Statistics?" and hit the "Update" button at the bottom, it's opt-in and you can uncheck it at any time not to be included in future statistics gathering.

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Shmerl 29 November 2018 at 3:03 am UTC
liamdaweAny one else have other feedback on that?

I'd propose for first question to include Proton in Steam as well, since it's easier to see total value for Wine usage. Otherwise you need to combine percentages.

I.e. it's easy to see two things if you include it:

1. Total number of people who use Wine and any derivative in any possible case.
2. Total number of people who use Steamplay.

I'd say #1 is more interesting than (#1 - #2), i.e. than number of people who use Wine but not Steamplay.

Either way, you can calculate it from both cases, the question is, which metric is more interesting by default.

To make it super easy to look at, you can make 3 questions As long as it won't be confusing.

1. Do you use Wine/derivatives in any possible way (includes Steamplay).
2. Do you use Wine/derivatives but not Steamplay?
3. Do you use Steamplay?

You can also calculate one of them, based on the answers for other two and just display it without asking for it explicitly ;)

Last edited by Shmerl on 29 November 2018 at 3:09 am UTC
oldrocker99 2 December 2018 at 5:56 pm UTC
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I regretfully had to change my info to a laptop, since the world has has conspired to prevent me from being able assembling a working desktop, and it isn't like I've never done that before. Some day I'll update my info...

My current rig, an Acer E 15, the model for <$400, is currently the most bang for the buck for <$400 in laptops. An 8th generation i3-8130U, which is no speed demon, but not a slouch, 6GB RAM, 1080p display, 1TB hard drive for /home, an optical drive, Ethernet, a USB2 port and 2 USB 3 ports, a USB-C port(!), HDMI AND VGA. It also has a 3-screw cover to access the RAM slots, and has a slot for an M2 SSD. I use a 64GB SSD for /.

And Ubuntu MATE runs beautifully as can be on it. I compiled the Aqualung music player to do my radio show, which is a gapless music player. It disappeared from the repos, and the PPA is only for Xenial. It runs fast and lean.

Last edited by oldrocker99 on 2 December 2018 at 6:13 pm UTC
MayeulC 2 December 2018 at 6:53 pm UTC
oldrocker99an optical drive

I get the other specs, but I have to wonder if you really need this on a regular enough basis to carry it around everywhere? Wouldn't a USB drive you occasionally attach be more than enough for all of your needs? It has certainly been the case for me once USB sticks and HDDs started to come below optical media in the $$/MB metric.

Last edited by MayeulC on 2 December 2018 at 6:53 pm UTC
Shmerl 2 December 2018 at 6:54 pm UTC
Yeah, USB optical drive sounds like a good enough solution if you never need one.
oldrocker99 3 December 2018 at 2:33 pm UTC
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ShmerlYeah, USB optical drive sounds like a good enough solution if you never need one.

Yes, I am very happy that the laptop has one.

My radio show, BTW, uses a 4TB drive, with months of music.

And, once I figured out how, Aqualung, my go-to music player, isn't all that hard to compile. You need to compile GTK2, and install a raft of -dev libraries, but it compiles just fine. I do recommend it, especially for live concerts, or albums in which the songs run together.

Last edited by oldrocker99 on 3 December 2018 at 2:38 pm UTC
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