Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Jul 2007 15:11 UTC, submitted by flanque
In the News Break out the salt, boys and girls, it's time for some statistics again. "According to Net Applications, in June Windows Vista accounted for 4.52% of all systems that browsed the Web, up from January's 0.18%. Vista has grown its usage share each month since its release to consumers Jan. 30, hitting 0.93% in February, 2.04% in March, 3.02% in April and 3.74% in May. Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X, meanwhile, accounted for 6.22% in January and hit its high point of 6.46% in May, but it slipped back to 6% in June. If Vista's uptake trend continues, it should pass Mac OS X in Web usage share by the end of August." Do with it as you please.
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RE[2]: US market or world market
by Googlesaurus on Tue 24th Jul 2007 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE: US market or world market"
Googlesaurus
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2005-10-19

Someone correct me if I am wrong......

It appears to me there is a serious problem in using web usage statistics to calculate the OS being used.

Some non-windows browsers emulate Internet Explorer, indicating the use of Windows even when it's not the case.

I can't prove these statistics are flawed, but I'm sceptical of the accuracy of such numbers.

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