Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 12:00 UTC
In the News Since it's nigh on impossible to produce accurate figures of operating system usage, we have to make do with figures that provide a rough estimate, at best. One such set of statistics are the figures from Net Applications, which tracks the 160 million monthly visitors to its hosted websites. The latest figures from January 2009 have been published, and they show that the rise of Mac OS X continues, as well as that of the iPhone and iPod Touch. Unsurprisingly, Windows 7 did quite well too.
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RE: Sample Size
by TBPrince on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 16:23 UTC in reply to "Sample Size"
TBPrince
Member since:
2005-07-06

is that 160 monthly visitors the correct sample size and not a typo? Because if it is correct, 160 is not an adequate sample size for something like this.


That's supposed to be 160 millions visitors ;-)

At first, I was surprised to read that too : who would care about statistics for 160 users per month?? ;-)

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RE[2]: Sample Size
by GODhack on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 16:33 in reply to "RE: Sample Size"
GODhack Member since:
2008-05-16

And from where you decided that there is 160 000 000 users questioned? Just added some 0?

who would care about statistics for 160 users per month?? ;-)
The ones who want fake results for their speculations. With 160 you can make "catastrophic" 10% change in month from 3-4 people opinions/actions. and if you do not like results you can repeat same with other 160 and get other results.

Edited 2009-02-02 16:41 UTC

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RE[3]: Sample Size
by TBPrince on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 16:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Sample Size"
TBPrince Member since:
2005-07-06

If you cared to read that article, you would know. But if you feel more comfortable with 160 because of those many 0s which makes your eyes go round, hey... no problem.

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