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    blowdart

    http://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php

    Windows 98 that is.

    Operating Systems
    1 Windows XP 83.48%
    2 Windows 2000 3.94%
    3 Mac OS X 3.73%
    4 Windows Vista 3.46%
    5 Linux 1.34%
    6 Windows 98 1.34%
    7 Windows 2003 0.69%
    8 Windows ME 0.47%
    9 Windows NT 0.06%
    10 Mac PowerPC 0.04%

    Pretty poor showing from Vista.

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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    too bad it's because windows 98 marketshare continues falling month after month :O

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    mig

    Haha, nice subject, made me click only to literally laugh out loud when I read the post itself.

    Let's give Vista at least one more year before we see it's market share more, it hasn't even been out a year yet and Windows XP is what, 6 years old already?

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    MasterPi

    blowdart wrote:
    Pretty poor showing from Vista.


    On the contrary, it's quite close to OS X...will be above it soon by the looks of it.

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    daSmirnov

    A more mainstream source has it second only to Windows XP, double the share of Windows 2000.

    Windows XP   80.48% 
    Windows Vista   6.26% 
    Windows 2000   3.66%
    Mac OS   3.33%

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2

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    alwaysmc2

    daSmirnov wrote:
    A more mainstream source has it second only to Windows XP, double the share of Windows 2000.

    Windows XP   80.48% 
    Windows Vista   6.26% 
    Windows 2000   3.66%
    Mac OS   3.33%

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2


    How do they figure the marketshare anyway?

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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    
    daSmirnov wrote:
    A more mainstream source has it second only to Windows XP, double the share of Windows 2000.

    Windows XP   80.48% 
    Windows Vista   6.26% 
    Windows 2000   3.66%
    Mac OS   3.33%

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2


    How do they figure the marketshare anyway?


    by keeping browsers stats of websites

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    alwaysmc2

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    
    daSmirnov wrote:
    A more mainstream source has it second only to Windows XP, double the share of Windows 2000.

    Windows XP   80.48% 
    Windows Vista   6.26% 
    Windows 2000   3.66%
    Mac OS   3.33%

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2


    How do they figure the marketshare anyway?


    by keeping browsers stats of websites

    so a bunch of popular websites submit their traffic information to websites like hitslink.com?

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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    so a bunch of popular websites submit their traffic information to websites like hitslink.com?


    I think that the sites pay hitslink for keeping track of their visitors. probably no traffic informations are submitted: those websites just add a piece of javascript code that contacts the hitslink servers that do all the tracking.

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    alwaysmc2

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    so a bunch of popular websites submit their traffic information to websites like hitslink.com?


    I think that the sites pay hitslink for keeping track of their visitors. probably no traffic informations are submitted: those websites just add a piece of javascript code that contacts the hitslink servers that do all the tracking.

    Okay, got it. Smiley

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    GoddersUK

    blowdart wrote:
    Linux browser overtake Windows

    Windows 98 that is.

    Operating Systems












    5 Linux 1.34%
    6 Windows 98 1.34%
















    No, they're only equal...

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    W3bbo

    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    
    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    
    alwaysmc2 wrote:
    
    daSmirnov wrote:
    A more mainstream source has it second only to Windows XP, double the share of Windows 2000.

    Windows XP   80.48% 
    Windows Vista   6.26% 
    Windows 2000   3.66%
    Mac OS   3.33%

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=2


    How do they figure the marketshare anyway?


    by keeping browsers stats of websites

    so a bunch of popular websites submit their traffic information to websites like hitslink.com?


    Not necessarily popular websites. Say "middle of the road" websites that get between 10,000 and 500,000 visitors a month.

    You can't trust the exact figures of anyone really, except possibly Google's.

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    PerfectPhase

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    Linux browser overtake Windows

    Windows 98 that is.

    Operating Systems
    5 Linux 1.34%
    6 Windows 98 1.34%
    No, they're only equal...

    No the report is only formated to two dp but sorted on the raw vaule, if you had the raw figures, then Linux would be higher Wink 

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    alwaysmc2

    PerfectPhase wrote:
    
    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    blowdart wrote:
    Linux browser overtake Windows

    Windows 98 that is.

    Operating Systems
    5 Linux 1.34%
    6 Windows 98 1.34%
    No, they're only equal...

    No the report is only formated to two dp but sorted on the raw vaule, if you had the raw figures, then Linux would be higher  

    *sigh* it's a close race for last.

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    Xaero_​Vincent

    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=5&qpcustom=Windows+98
    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=5&qpcustom=Linux

    This site says Linux is at 0.77% marketshare, while Windows 98 is at 0.98% marketshare.

    So a discontinued, nine year-old OS version is still doing considerably better. Its comical at best.

    Marketshare ratings have no relevence in my opinion. They do not speak for the quality or stability of an OS--as you can plainly see from this example; therefore they are useless in my opinion. All these graphs tells us that it takes nearly a decade for a once monopoly OS to fall into the sub-one percent bracket.

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    Dr Herbie

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    
    Statistics are silly.


    Try this book. Smiley

    Herbie

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    Tensor

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    
    Xaero_Vincent wrote:
    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=5&qpcustom=Windows+98
    http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=5&qpcustom=Linux

    This site says Linux is at 0.77% marketshare, while Windows 98 is at 0.98% marketshare.

    So a discontinued, nine year-old OS version is still doing considerably better. Its comical at best.

    Marketshare ratings have no relevence in my opinion. They do not speak for the quality or stability of an OS--as you can plainly see from this example; therefore they are useless in my opinion. All these graphs tells us that it takes nearly a decade for a once monopoly OS to fall into the sub-one percent bracket.


    Marketshare statistics are pointless for many reasons, one reason also being how many conclusions you can draw from them.

    Microsoft peoples can draw that Linux currently small marketshare somehow makes the OS a joke, but Linux peoples can use the same statistics to show that if Linux growth continues at the same pace, Linux will surpass Windows marketshare in less then five years. Got to love exponential growth rates, eh?

    Statistics are silly.


    Only when they prove you wrong.

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    GoddersUK

    "There are lies, damn lies and statistics."

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