[ILUG] How much is Linux used?
kevin+dated+1123842433.a2d338 at ie.suberic.net
Sun Aug 7 11:26:58 IST 2005
On Sun, Aug 07, 2005 at 10:23:13AM +0100, Frank Murphy wrote:
here are the problems with that statistic:
it's from june of 2004. that's over a year old - and several
amazing desktop linux distros have matured since then.
web browsers lie. many people tweak their browser to lie about
what they are running on.
web proxies lie. i've configured squid in the past to rewrite
browser ident strings.
demographics. notice the popular queries. desktop linux users
tend to be early adopters. do the queries look like techie
browser technology. i dunno what windows browsers are like, but
most linux browsers i've used have a google box so most of my
queries only hit google once.
demographics part 2 - i don't know a single linux user who sets
google as their home page. i know a few windows users who do. not
to mention a slew of windows using cyber-cafes.
what's the data/methodology behind the stats? is it done on a
per-ip basis? per-hit? per-cookie?
just a thought.
Kevin Lyda -=-=-=-=-=- Who do you have to blow to get a
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