Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 14th Aug 2006 16:47 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes OneStat today reported that Microsoft's Windows dominates the operating system market with a global usage share of 96.97 percent. The Mac appears to be at around 2.47% and Linux at 0.36%. Please note that OneStat bases its numbers on a large number of internet site hits and extraction from user agents.
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Who paid for the survey?
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 15th Aug 2006 11:15 UTC
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2006-05-19

The article states "The OneStat.com solutions provide executives, marketers and webmasters with answers to critical e-business questions". I would like to know who paid for the survey. Of course, OneStat would never skew the survey to report what their customer wanted the results to say, even when they are selling to Marketers.

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RE: Who paid for the survey?
by walterbyrd on Tue 15th Aug 2006 13:36 in reply to "Who paid for the survey?"
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2005-12-31

Sadly, I don't think OneStat is a msft shill company. Consider this from a recent OneStat survey (it's not exactly msft praising):

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Firefox Usage Passes 15 Percent in US
By Nate Mook, BetaNews
July 10, 2006, 2:39 PM

Mozilla's Firefox browser continues to post gains in market share, according to Web analytics firm OneStat.com, while usage of Internet Explorer has fallen more than 2 percent since May
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http://www.betanews.com/article/Firefox_Usage_Passes_15_Percent_in_...

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