On Wed, 2007-12-26 at 13:08 -0500, David Boles wrote:
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> Alan wrote:
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> >> Jacques B. wrote:
> >>>> OS Platform Statistics
> >>>> http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp
> >>>> David
> >>> Their stats unfortunately do not tell you the size of the sample pool
> >>> used. They say they used their logs. But they don't say how many
> >>> logs they use or who is contributing the logs. If they do mention
> >>> this it's not obvious when you visit the site. If this info is
> >>> available I'd be interested in seeing it in order to have some
> >>> perspective to their numbers vs the other site I mentioned.
> >> >From the W3Counter site
> >> 91.48% for Windows
> >> 1.77% for Linux
> >> 4.58% for Mac
> >> is very similar to the number from the site I linked. Actually the Linux
> >> numbers are better, about double, from the site I Linked.
> >> I gather you did not look down the page?
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> >> Statistics Are Often Misleading
> >> You cannot - as a web developer - rely only on statistics. Statistics
> >> can often be misleading.
> >> Global averages may not always be relevant to your web site. Different
> >> sites attract different audiences. Some web sites attract professional
> >> developers using professional hardware, while other sites attract
> >> hobbyists using old low spec computers.
> > There are also browsers that lie as to what OS and browser they are
> > running so that Microsoft IIS servers will deliver content correctly.
> > Never believe the http header.
> You do know that it is all a Microsoft plot don't you? ;-)
Damn skippy. I would call it a nefarious one at best. And, I'm likewise
a scheming bastard. Ergo, I can call 'em as I see 'em!
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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