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Net Applications Changes Methodology: Windows & Linux Market Share Rises

,----[ Quote ]
| The problem was that a large portion of the website visitors that are counted 
| come from the USA and other English speaking countries. This means that  
| worldwide data was more representative of the USA than of the rest of the 
| world. The problem is that the OS market share is currently very different in 
| the USA than the rest of the world: the Mac OSX market share is much higher, 
| but the Windows and Linux market share are lower.    



The Truth About Mac OS X User Stats

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| Now, of course, one can discuss Net Applications' methodology endlessly and
| question the credibility of any organization that has to revise its figures
| by as much as 50 percent. But that's all rather missing the important point.
| The point is that America's purchasing patterns aren't necessarily the same
| as the rest of the world's.


Net Applications: Apple just lost half its ‘market share’

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| The so-called market share reports issued every month by Net Applications
| have long been controversial — mostly because they didn’t actually measure
| market share (which business people typically express as the number of
| widgets they sell in a given period divided by the total number of widgets
| sold).
| What Net Applications did instead was sample data from browsers visiting
| their clients’ websites and report what percentage came from machines running
| Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.


1% Linux Market Share = 100% Dishonesty

,----[ Quote ]
| Why do we wacky religious Linux zealot hippies get so mad? Just because the
| bulk of tech news reporting is so inaccurate and lazy? Why should anyone get
| upset at untrustworthy news reporting? (Don't make me insert sarcasm tags.)
| It doesn't much matter if they're slaves of Sauron or incompetent, because
| the results look the same. Cry me a river over the "death of journalism", if
| it can't be bothered to even try for honesty it deserves to die.


How many desktop Linux users?

,----[ Quote ]
| Web site surveys are all well and good, but they only tell part of the story.
| And, as the numbers I cite above shows, Web site numbers show an enormous
| range. Some of that may represent bias. The Boycott Novell Web site, for
| example, recently proclaims that Net Applications' operating system numbers
| are a "Big Lie" and pointed out that Microsoft was one of Net Applications'
| biggest customers. My own site focuses a lot on Linux, so it's no surprise
| that I have a high percentage of Linux-using visitors.


Linux at 1 percent?! Ha! It's more like 45 percent

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| Looking into the future just a little, it's easy to see how the Linux desktop
| number will shift dramatically between now and 2011.
| Here are two reasons:
| 1) Fast boot silicon.
|     Many notebook vendors and motherboard makers in general, are now
|     including fast boot options which typically are Linux operating systems
|     with browser capabilities. These systems are not just netbooks but high
|     end desktop boards as well.
|     Certainly, I would expect that many of these fast boot machines will end
|     up being dual boot machines, but they will increase desktop Linux
|     penetration significantly. In fact if the fast boot silicon becomes a
|     default feature (and it sure is looking that way), Linux quite literally
|     will be embedded - not installed - on nearly every new computer system
|     motherboard.


Linux Desktop Market Share: Greater Than One Percent?

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| Without NetApplications's raw data, its sources of bias are impossible to
| discover. However, I would guess that GNU/Linux users would be more likely to
| choose free software website applications than NetApplications's, or perhaps
| a free online service such as Google Analytics.
| In addition, NetApplications is an American company, and its website lists no
| overseas office. For these reasons, I would assume that its figures are drawn
| largely from the United States and perhaps Canada, and less so from the rest
| of the world.
| Given that the United States was only ranked ninth in open source activity in
| the Open Source Index recently published by Red Hat and Georgia Tech (and
| Canada twenty-eighth), such a bias would seriously question the general
| applicability of the NetApplications figures.


Why is Net Applications (Hitslink) changing its browser stats after publishing

,----[ Quote ]
| I was curious to see how the uptake of Google's Chrome browser would be,
| considering that they were promoting it on their front page. I looked it up
| on a special page set up by Net Applications to track Chrome usage before I
| left for work. It seemed to do pretty well, as it climbed above 1%, passing
| Opera's alleged market share. Not really surprising considering the massive
| media coverage it was getting.
| When I got back later and reloaded the page, I noticed that it had gone down
| to 0.5% or so the last few hours. I still left the page open, and returned a
| little later. To my surprise, the page was no longer showing the same numbers
| for the same time. It's as if it had never shown 0.5%.



Net Applications: "Our Partners/Clients include Microsoft, Apple, Amazon/Alexa,
Opera and ExactTarget. And, we're looking to grow that base as well as enhance
our contact and communications with our existing base."
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Skype for Linux 2.1 Beta 2 adds screen sharing ,----[ Quote ] | Nearly five months after the release of the | first beta, the Skype for Linux developers | have announced the availability of the | second beta for version 2.1 of their Linux | Skype client. In addition to several | localisation updates and bug fixes, version | of Skype for Linux adds a number | of new features that have been available on | Mac and Windows editions of Skype for some | time. The full release for Windows is | currently at version 4.1 and for Mac OS X | is at version 2.8. `---- http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Skype-for-Linux-2-1-Beta-2-adds-screen-sharing-909596.html Try The New Terminator 0.90 (Alpha 1) http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/try-new-terminator-090-alpha-1.html Review: Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 – Making life easier in Ubuntu ,----[ Quote ] | It’s called Ubuntu tweak and you can get it | from http://ubuntu-tweak.com/. The new version | of Ubuntu tweak (0.5) came out about 2 weeks | ago and has some improvements in it so go | ahead and grab it from their website. `---- http://duncsweb.com/2010/01/20/review-ubuntu-tweak-0-5-making-life-easier-in-ubuntu/ Recent: Skype tells the FCC to require net neutrality. ,----[ Quote ] | VOICE OVER IP AND CHAT OUTFIT Skype has | been pressing its case in favour of net | neutrality to the US Federal Communications | Commision (FCC). | | Skype, which is based on its own | propriet...

[News] Company Bring Product to GNU/Linux, Sees Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 LinuxWorld 2008: StarNet Brings LIVE to Linux Desktops ,----[ Quote ] | While Linux desktop systems have not made a measurable impact on the overall | desktop computer market, Linux workstations are used extensively in the | engineering departments of most high-tech companies. "We have seen a | significant migration from Windows workstations outfitted with a PC X server | to Linux workstations. LinuxLIVE gives us the opportunity to continue to | serve these users with X server solutions that improve their productivity," | Schoch s...

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Adoption - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Paws: Pet Adoption & Shelters on the App Store on iTunes
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CoreLogic Dorado: Partnering with IBM for cloud adoption - YouTube
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