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  • Tuxee
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    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Because you're using it wrong:
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-o...-201302-201401
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-o...-201302-201401
    You have to deselect consoles and tablets first to get desktop statistics, otherwise you get Android results as well.

    As for your other questions, limited sample size, I guess?
    Limited sample size? With the US and Germany? Could be. But then a 0,15% drop doesn't indicate anything.

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Originally posted by Tuxee View Post
    Because you're using it wrong:
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-o...-201302-201401
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-o...-201302-201401
    You have to deselect consoles and tablets first to get desktop statistics, otherwise you get Android results as well.

    As for your other questions, limited sample size, I guess?

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  • dee.
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    Statcounter and all the similar sites with similar M.O.'s are biased in so many ways as to be practically entirely worthless.

    What they do is they have a handful of business associates, and they measure pagehits on the servers of said business associates. There's an inherent sampling bias in their results, and then they also overrepresent USA/Europe and underrepresent poorer countries.

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  • Tuxee
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    Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
    Well, StatCounter disagrees and lists Linux at 1.15%, down from 1.30% from June 2013.
    StatCounter "stats" are crap. Seriously.

    Explain WinXP last October here:

    http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-DE-monthly-201302-201401

    Why do I have Android here:
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-eu-monthly-201302-201401
    but again not here:
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-DE-monthly-201302-201401

    What accounts for the rising 10% "other" in both cases?

    Tell me about Win 7 last spring here:
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-US-monthly-201302-201401

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  • Cann
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    As there is no accurate way to tell the actual market share based on user agent alone, I have issues believing these numbers since

    A) There are several different services doing this, using a limited selection on different sites.
    B) People may be disabling requests/scripts to prevent tracking from advertising firms.
    C) Some people spoof the user agent by default.

    As for a guess for if they were accurate, I personally would guess because of Google and its partners' Chromebook success.

    Steam would most likely has nothing to do with an increase in GNU/Linux usage, as the vast majority of its users would stick with Windows, as they already know how to use it and that's where the vast majority of games already are.

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  • caligula
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    Well..

    - over 50% of mobile (tablet/phone) market is dominated by Linux (android, sailfish, kindle os, maemo, meego)
    - almost 100% of low end tablet market is dominated by Linux
    - huge amount of smart watch/tv market is dominated by Linux

    => 2%

    Ok.

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  • johnc
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    This headline is hilarious.

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  • GreatEmerald
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    Well, StatCounter disagrees and lists Linux at 1.15%, down from 1.30% from June 2013.

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  • Prescience500
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    It's probably a combination of Steam, PRISM-breaking, and Windows 8.

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  • Anarchy
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    I didn't get it. Is this because of Chrome OS, or is it an actual increase in number of Linux users minus the Chrome OS ones?

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