Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2009 19:37 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Recently we've had a couple of articles and discussions on OSNews about browser statistics. Every now and then someone in the comments will ask what OSNews statitstics are like, and what browsers and operating systems our readers are running. Well, recently we installed a fancy new web site analytics program, Mint. I figured I might as well put it to good use by showing some of the browser and platform statistics we've gathered over the past month.
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RE[2]: Work
by Ben Jao Ming on Fri 20th Mar 2009 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Work"
Ben Jao Ming
Member since:
2005-07-26

I think a good point to make, would be that many people don't use their preferred OS or browser at work. I think the stats would be way different, if you could exclude that part.

For instance: Exclude hits from the US in working hours and the hits from Europe in working hours. Can you do that? ;)

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RE[3]: Work
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 20th Mar 2009 21:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Work"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think a good point to make, would be that many people don't use their preferred OS or browser at work. I think the stats would be way different, if you could exclude that part.


Yes, and car sales statistics would probably also be a lot different everyone could just pick the car they wanted, instead of the car they can afford.

Wat I mean to say is is that it makes no sense to remove the work hits form the stats. Hits are hits are hits. These statistics have nothing to do with what people want to use; they show what people are using.

Edited 2009-03-20 21:46 UTC

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RE[4]: Work
by Ben Jao Ming on Sat 21st Mar 2009 01:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Work"
Ben Jao Ming Member since:
2005-07-26

Finefinefine.. your statistic has a value. Wasn't trying to reject that; just saying that a statistic showing what the users prefer to use might be of more interest.

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RE[4]: Work
by Velmont on Mon 23rd Mar 2009 08:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Work"
Velmont Member since:
2005-07-07

Ehhhh.

You're very wrong Thom. Filtering out stats is telling you something about the users of this site. So cutting out daytime to check how many of those hits are work-related actually IS interesting.

No matter how many stupid far fetched analogies you come up with.

What a cheap and very low-brow reply from you, I wouldn't expect that!

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