Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 17:47 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ah yes, why not? The last time we did this, it was March 2011, so it's been almost a year since we offered a little insight into what kind of operating systems and browsers you, dear readers, are using. Nothing particularly earth-shattering going on here.
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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 7th Jan 2012 13:19 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

This site attracts a certain audience and the data is from this site only.

Therefor it is a bit unwise to make worldwide trending conclusions using this data. Linux and OS X usage is way off rest-of-the-world usage for example.

Furthermore, if all websites dropped Flash today almost nobody will deinstall Flash tomorrow. Having Flash installed doesn't mean you're a Flash loving Flash user. If you look at global data you'll see Flash use is going down, just like mobile web use is going up.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Bobthearch on Sat 7th Jan 2012 19:07 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2006-01-27

I'd also point out that the statistical change in operating systems at a single website could simply be indicative of a change in the site's viewership. Say, for example, if OSNews ran fewer Windows stories and more Linux stories, there would naturally be fewer Windows readers and more Linux readers.

So it doesn't necessarily mean that people are switching their operating systems, only that different people are reading the site from last year. ;)

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by djrikki on Sat 7th Jan 2012 22:51 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-09-02

Furthermore, if all websites dropped Flash today almost nobody will deinstall Flash tomorrow.


Which is the point I was trying to put across.

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