Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th May 2014 20:35 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

It's been a while since we've done one of these, so here we go: some detailed platform and browser statistics for OSNews. They're collected using Google Analytics, between 12 April and 12 May. As always, these statistics are only relevant for OSNews, and can, in no way, be extrapolated to any other site.

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Google Analytics?
by Alfman on Tue 13th May 2014 22:44 UTC
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

Yep, that shows up as one of the scripts blocked by ghostery ;)

Seriously, on this site I'd expect a large proportion of users are blocking google's trackers, no? Nothing is as accurate as tracking the information directly from the server hosting the website.

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RE: Google Analytics?
by umccullough on Tue 13th May 2014 22:49 in reply to "Google Analytics?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

Nothing is as accurate as tracking the information directly from the server hosting the website.


Well, at least you would have a lot more information to work with - since GA generalizes stuff into large buckets, and alternative OSes don't tend to fall into them very well ;)

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RE: Google Analytics?
by phoenix on Wed 14th May 2014 16:35 in reply to "Google Analytics?"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Yep, that shows up as one of the scripts blocked by ghostery ;)


That's a good point. I block GA in all my browsers. If sites want to track me, they can bloody well do it on their own hardware, using their own software, and not shove extra, useless JavaScript onto my machine.

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