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____/ Homer on Tuesday 03 February 2009 01:29 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> Windows 327583 49.7 %
>> Linux 220816 33.5 %
> Is that hits, or unique visitors?
> Given the sample size, that's pretty impressive either way.
Just hits. The ones on Coral cache are not included.
That's just normal split (Linux at 30-45%). I very much doubt Linux admins are
stupid enough to give their users'/visitors' data to some 'Fisher Price' Net
Applications Microsoft/Mac boosters. Raw statistics are a very private thing.
Net Applications won't even say which sites it selected, how it weighs them**,
how representative they are of population [***], etc.
Who pays for all this work Net Applications? Or rather, who would /gain/ from
Net Applications measures some kind of weird referrals, not even hits (they
admit this). Scent of global warning denial 'scientists'...
[**] As a hypothetical example, let's take 100 small blog sites, MSN.com, put
it all together and then not account for the sample/log size of MSN.com.
[***] Net Applications admits to skewed statistics
,----[ Quote ]
| In an article at "The Industry Standard", Net Applications apparently admit
| that their numbers are skewed. More specifically, they admit that they are
| skewed towards certain regions of the world (US-centric, anyone?). In such an
| amazing moment of honesty, I wonder why they didn't also admit to actively
| editing their own statistics.
~~ Best of wishes
The Intel-Dell-MS oligopoly/treo can be weakened by competition (Freedom)
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