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  • #46
    Originally posted by disi View Post
    http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia...ingSystems.htm
    70% Windows, Mac 8%, 6% Linux and 8% combined iStuff.
    If you read it more carefully, you'll see that 4% of what is attributed to Linux is actually Android. So GNU/Linux browser share is 2%...

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    • #47
      Did anyone bother to read the original post? You know, the pesky thing about Egosoft?

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      • #48
        Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
        If you read it more carefully, you'll see that 4% of what is attributed to Linux is actually Android. So GNU/Linux browser share is 2%...
        Right, but
        If you see something like the voting on GOG, then you can say in a certain area of interest the numbers might be different. The numbers from Wikipedia are probably misleading and to not represent people who like older game titles?

        I would say it is more like this in regard to gaming:
        recent titles, being hip, apps etc. -> game console/Windows/phones/Mac/Linux
        older titles, certain fps, puzzles etc. -> Windows/Linux/game console/Mac/phones
        Wikipedia -> Windows/phones/Mac/Linux

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        • #49
          Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
          If you read it more carefully, you'll see that 4% of what is attributed to Linux is actually Android. So GNU/Linux browser share is 2%...
          You have numbers, Linux is 5 times more popular than MacOSX. Counting usage by browsers is not accurate - it tends to put much more weight to workplaces surfing a lot. Also, many people are not able to use Linux due to companies such as GOG (no offence, but its matching) when it comes to hardware or critical software.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by disi View Post
            Right, but
            If you see something like the voting on GOG, then you can say in a certain area of interest the numbers might be different. The numbers from Wikipedia are probably misleading and to not represent people who like older game titles?
            Yes, that's true.

            Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
            You have numbers, Linux is 5 times more popular than MacOSX. Counting usage by browsers is not accurate - it tends to put much more weight to workplaces surfing a lot. Also, many people are not able to use Linux due to companies such as GOG (no offence, but its matching) when it comes to hardware or critical software.
            But it raises the question, why are there so few people using Wikipedia on Linux? I don't see any particular reason. Also, W3Schools has a lot different set of statistics, and there GNU/Linux is 5% while Android is merely 0.7%. But then it's probable that Linux users are more inclined to visit W3Schools than others, as they are generally more tech-savvy, as the page itself says. Overall most counters agree that Linux is used by 1%-2% people worldwide. Apparently the countries where it's most popular are Germany (>2%, because of openSUSE I assume) and Cuba (>8%, I have no clue).

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            • #51
              Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
              Apparently the countries where it's most popular are Germany (>2%, because of openSUSE I assume) and Cuba (>8%, I have no clue).
              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_(operating_system)

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              • #52
                Originally posted by crazycheese View Post
                This is ridiculous!

                It really is! I do hope it changes soon. The more people vote, the better, and that includes everyone here on Phoronix as well. By the way, I will be stealing that image for future use in case the need arises!

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                • #53
                  Hmm, makes sense.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by disi View Post
                    You are right, I have no idea how MAC does that to get every stuff ported to them but not to Linux
                    Simple:

                    http://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia...ingSystems.htm

                    Breakdown per platform for Mac and Linux:

                    Linux Android 8,298 M 4.80%
                    Linux Arch 236 k 0.00%
                    Linux CentOS 5.3 M 0.00%
                    Linux Debian 13.6 M 0.01%
                    Linux Epiphany 2.7 M 0.00%
                    Linux Fedora 26.3 M 0.02%
                    Linux Gentoo 1.3 M 0.00%
                    Linux Kubuntu 4.1 M 0.00%
                    Linux Mandriva 11.1 M 0.01%
                    Linux Mint 11 M 0.01%
                    Linux Mips 1.2 M 0.00%
                    Linux Motor 209 k 0.00%
                    Linux openSUSE 30 k 0.00%
                    Linux Oracle 311 k 0.00%
                    Linux Other 1,552 M 0.90%
                    Linux PCLinuxOS 278 k 0.00%
                    Linux Red Hat 4.3 M 0.00%
                    Linux Slackware 91 k 0.00%
                    Linux SUSE 22.7 M 0.01%
                    Linux Ubuntu 1,189 M 0.69%
                    Linux Xubuntu 30 k 0.00%
                    Mac Intel 14,534 M 8.40%
                    Mac PowerPC 236 M 0.14%
                    On the desktop, Mac is 8% of the market. Linux is about 2%, across 15 or so different flavors, each with different desktop environments, default feature set, and other bells and whistles. Mac is a more controlled package, making it far easier to code to, while also managing a much higher market share.

                    All the different flavors of Linux, not to mention all the different possible S/W and H/W configs, make it a very unattractive target for developers.

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                    • #55
                      Haha, "Linux other" beat Ubuntu

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by curaga View Post
                        Haha, "Linux other" beat Ubuntu
                        Except that it's not a distribution, but all of the unknown ones put into the same category...

                        Speaking of which, how do they know what distribution is being used to begin with? I thought it wasn't added to the agent string...

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                          Except that it's not a distribution, but all of the unknown ones put into the same category...

                          Speaking of which, how do they know what distribution is being used to begin with? I thought it wasn't added to the agent string...
                          Yes, that was my point. Refutes claims like "over half of linux users use Ubuntu".

                          It is added to the user agent, as extra branding, by some distros only.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by curaga View Post
                            Yes, that was my point. Refutes claims like "over half of linux users use Ubuntu".
                            Ah, I thought you were trying to refute the claim that most GNU/Linux users use Ubuntu.

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                            • #59
                              Where did they get their Arch stats? Complete horse sh*t.

                              As a webpage would see me. (nothing to indicate Arch)

                              Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

                              as my computer is

                              uname -a
                              Linux (user name removed) 3.6.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Nov 5 11:57:22 CET 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux

                              Arch == Unknown Linux that's why the number is big.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by nightmarex View Post
                                Arch == Unknown Linux that's why the number is big.
                                More like
                                Arch == One of the Unknown Linux

                                At least openSUSE does the same (no hint in user agent):
                                Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

                                And I'm sure many others do the same.

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