The 1% algorithm

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, Apr 4, 2012.

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    The 1% Linux myth has a bit about NetApps, the oh so frequently cited source of browser market share figures. Worth a read. It may explain some things ...

     
  2. linuxforall

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    You beat me to it.

    Unfortunately, this approach is skewed in favor of Windows because the sites that pay to be counted cater to such users. Conversely, Linux-oriented and other technical sites are unlikely to hire the services of companies such as Net Applications.
     
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    And then we have this comment:

     
  4. linuxforall

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    Considering Android devices now cover close to 60%+ of the market, the Wikimedia article needs to be taken with a dose of salt.
     
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    60% of mobile market maybe, but only a small amount of the overall web-surfing market which is mostly PCs.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    The main reason people get Android phones or tablets is to surf as well as use it for phones so am quite surprised that the number is not higher.
     
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