-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Monday 02 February 2009 21:13 : \____
> Web-use statistics prove that the Mac continues to gain market share
> from Windows-based PCs.
> According to Web analyst outfit Net Applications, Mac-run browsers
> accounted for nearly 10 per cent of all web hits in January, coming in
> at 9.93 per cent. That's an increase of 0.3 per centage points from
> While a 0.3 per cent Mac increase may seem small, two factors should
> give Windows fanbois pause....
> [First] A 3.6 per cent rise for Apple in 2009 - should it happen -
> would have to come out of someone's hide. And it certainly won't be
> Second, the Mac's strong December performance could have been
> explained away by the fact that December is a stay-at-home month and
> that the Mac is a stronger player in the home market than it is in
> But January was back-to-work time, and still, the Mac continued to
> nibble away at Windows, even though office folks were browsing away on
> their corporate Windows boxes.
> Further bad news for Ballmer et al: In January of 2009, according to
> Net Applications, 88.26 per cent of web browsing was done from
> machines running Windows. In January of 2008, that percentage was 91.5
> per cent....
So Apple has less than 10% in the only country that actually buy those
Net Applications = United States, referrals only (not real traffic), secret
list of sites in the sample.
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.
Net Applications = a lie so big it makes Goebbels shy.
~~ Best of wishes
Roy S. Schestowitz | Useless fact: Digits 772-777 of Pi are 999999
http://Schestowitz.com | RHAT GNU/Linux | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
run-level 5 Jan 22 15:13 last=S
http://iuron.com - help build a non-profit search engine
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----