Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Apr 2009 10:39 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Internet & Networking And so Firefox continues its march into Europe. It is no secret that alternative browsers are much more popular in Europe than they are in North America, and recent statistics by StatCounter confirm that Firefox 3.0 has actually surpassed Internet Explorer 7, making it the most popular browser in Europe.
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RE: Not only numbers but facts
by Adurbe on Wed 1st Apr 2009 12:17 UTC in reply to "Not only numbers but facts"
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

same can be extended to Macs

In the mid 1990s when I was at school there was me and 1 Girl in the entire school that had a mac at home!!!

Now they are becoming incredibly popular! (I know as being known as the mac user for all those years has also made me the point of support calls no.1)

As you say, linux is getting through, my mum is now using ubuntu :-)

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

And fat people.

When I was at school (early 90s) there was one large kid in the whole school, and even then he wasn't obese, or unfit.

Now kids are right chunkamunkas with a packet of crisps surgically attached to the left hand.

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Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

Obviously, using alternative OSes makes you fat.

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AbuHassan Member since:
2008-08-26

I'm surprised we Europeans aren't up there with the Yanks using IE7, as we seem to be closely imitating them with regards to obesity, bad manners and listening to shite music these days! ;)

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Now kids are right chunkamunkas with a packet of crisps surgically attached to the left hand.

And a mobile phone to the other. :-(

Edited 2009-04-01 20:23 UTC

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

same can be extended to Macs

In the mid 1990s when I was at school there was me and 1 Girl in the entire school that had a mac at home!!!

Now they are becoming incredibly popular! (I know as being known as the mac user for all those years has also made me the point of support calls no.1)


In which country? I live in the Netherlands and know nobody with a mac. I am also tech-support for everybody I know. It's all windows.

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puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

"same can be extended to Macs ... Now they are becoming incredibly popular!


In which country? I live in the Netherlands and know nobody with a mac.
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it also depends on the city you live in and the people you know. if you go to any hip coffeehouse in the center of berlin, you'll get the very wrong impression that a majority of the inhabitants of germany uses macbooks. if you go the library of the law school, you'll still see about a quarter of these rather conservative students using macs. but in the library of the law school of leipzig, you'll hardly see a single mac.

Edited 2009-04-02 08:39 UTC

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werpu Member since:
2006-01-18

I live in Austria, and i see a hellish number of people in the trains using macs (mostly students with macbooks)
and in the office where I work, given the option of buying new workplace pcs and notebooks a lot of people have shifted towards macs. I think there are about 2-3 pc users left, the rest uses macs :-)

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