2003 InfoWorld Readers' Choice Awards: The results may surp...

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. MrMacMan
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    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Emm Smell the bull:


    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:


    gogo apple.
  2. arn
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    Apr 9, 2001
    Yeah- you can't trust most of these polls for accurate info

  3. sweetsdream
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    Jul 27, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Office 2003?

    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.


  4. Jerry Spoon
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    Jerry Spoon

    Jan 8, 2002
    Historic St. Charles
    Who are the 1000 people voting in this poll? The margin of error on this thing has got to be huge.
  5. nickmcghie
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    Jul 16, 2002
    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.
  6. Daveman Deluxe
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    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    I have an idea for the biggest IT disaster for the year: Universal Plug 'n' Play being enabled by default, perhaps?
  7. allpar
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    May 20, 2002
    I noticed the two categories where Apple won are NOT in the graphics!

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