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: Comment by GODhack
by Soulbender on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 17:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by GODhack"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

I also wonder about their methods how they claim they tracked Linux if Linux user is allowed to change his Linux as much as he wants.


Indeed and since they apparently does not document the method by which they collected the data and came to their conclusions the data is utterly worthless.

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RE[2]: Comment by GODhack
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 2nd Feb 2009 17:57 in reply to "RE: Comment by GODhack"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Indeed and since they apparently does not document the method by which they collected the data and came to their conclusions the data is utterly worthless.


You count hits...?

Seriously though, the methodology is clearly listed on their frontpage [1]. Do I have to pre-chew everything in here?

[1] http://marketshare.hitslink.com/

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