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MacBytes
Jul 27, 2003, 11:06 PM
Category: Opinion and Speculation
Link: 2003 InfoWorld Readers' Choice Awards: The results may surprise you. (http://www.infoworld.com/reports/SRrca03.html)

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MrMacMan
Jul 27, 2003, 11:28 PM
Emm Smell the bull:

http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld/img/29FErcaos-ch.gif

How can you say MS's server is better then their standard OS?
none execpt SuSE have a sever in the best OS category... :confused:

Atleast we kicked in the best product:

http://www.infoworld.com/infoworld/img/29FErcaproduct-in.gif

gogo apple.

arn
Jul 27, 2003, 11:37 PM
Yeah- you can't trust most of these polls for accurate info

arn

sweetsdream
Jul 28, 2003, 12:39 AM
Is Office 2003 even out? And how can MS Server 2003 be best when it just came out? I think it's out?

Odviously this is Microsoft centric.

Cheers,

Sweetsdream

Jerry Spoon
Jul 28, 2003, 12:52 AM
Who are the 1000 people voting in this poll? The margin of error on this thing has got to be huge.

nickmcghie
Jul 28, 2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Jerry Spoon
Who are the 1000 people voting in this poll? The margin of error on this thing has got to be huge.

If you've ever taken a basic stats class you would know that 1000 people is plenty enough to represent a huge population. For example, standard Gallup polls (such as the one for the president's approval rating) often involve just around 1000 people yet they accurately represent the entire 300+ million population of the US to a margin of error no greater than 2 or 3 percent.

Of course, this is completely dependent on the manner in which the poll respondants are selected. I don't know how infoworld conducted their poll so I really can't say how accurate it is or how large the margin of error may be.

Daveman Deluxe
Jul 28, 2003, 12:45 PM
I have an idea for the biggest IT disaster for the year: Universal Plug 'n' Play being enabled by default, perhaps?

allpar
Jul 28, 2003, 01:18 PM
I noticed the two categories where Apple won are NOT in the graphics!