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JohnO 06-03-2010 05:11 AM

"Windows 7 is flying out retailers' doors"
 
Bound to spark debate here:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...0649300&pnum=2

At the bottom of the story I found this somewhat remarkable:

Operating system use in May:
* Windows XP - 63 per cent.
* Windows Vista - 15 per cent.
* Windows 7 - 13 per cent.
* Mac - 4 per cent.
* Linux - 1 per cent.
* Other - 4 per cent.

What would make up this "Other" 4%? All the other unixes combined?


Sweetpea 06-03-2010 06:44 AM

Re: "Windows 7 is flying out retailers' doors"
 
On Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:11:20 -0700, JohnO wrote:

> Bound to spark debate here:
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?

c_id=5&objectid=10649300&pnum=2
>
> At the bottom of the story I found this somewhat remarkable:
>
> Operating system use in May:
> * Windows XP - 63 per cent.
> * Windows Vista - 15 per cent.
> * Windows 7 - 13 per cent.
> * Mac - 4 per cent.
> * Linux - 1 per cent.
> * Other - 4 per cent.
>
> What would make up this "Other" 4%? All the other unixes combined?


Flying out the door probably because they're not offering anything else
by M$ Windows and don't offer MAC or Linux based PCs.


--
"Filtering the Internet is like trying to boil the ocean"

David Empson 06-03-2010 09:23 AM

Re: "Windows 7 is flying out retailers' doors"
 
JohnO <johno1234@gmail.com> wrote:

> Bound to spark debate here:


<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...d=5&objectid=1
0649300&pnum=2>

> At the bottom of the story I found this somewhat remarkable:
>
> Operating system use in May:
> * Windows XP - 63 per cent.
> * Windows Vista - 15 per cent.
> * Windows 7 - 13 per cent.
> * Mac - 4 per cent.
> * Linux - 1 per cent.
> * Other - 4 per cent.
>
> What would make up this "Other" 4%? All the other unixes combined?


Those numbers look like the May figures from
<http://marketshare.hitslink.com> by OS version, only paying attention
to individual versions which were 1% or higher, and rounded to the
nearest 1%.

Those stats only count computers being used for web browsing (and then
only sites in the survey catchment, which is pretty big). There are a
wide range of specialised computers running many different operating
systems that are never used for web browsing and don't show up in these
stats (e.g. most servers on the Internet, many business and industrial
computers), so they should be taken with a grain of salt as a measure of
general OS usage.

Looking at the quoted figures above:

The Mac total is only counting the two latest versions of Mac OS X: 2%
each for 10.6 and 10.5.

The 4% "other" includes older versions of Mac OS X and Windows (about 1%
each), and mobile/set-top/game devices (about 2% in total). There are
some other Unix systems in there but they barely register.

The highest ranked OS versions between 0.50% and 0.99% are:

Java ME (various mid-range cellphones and set-top boxes)
Mac OS X 10.4
iPhone
Windows 2000

--
David Empson
dempson@actrix.gen.nz

John0 06-03-2010 11:58 AM

Re: "Windows 7 is flying out retailers' doors"
 
On 3 June, 5:11 pm, John0 <johnol234@gmai1.com> wrote:

> Bound to spark debate here:
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology...0649300&pnum=2
>
> At the bottom of the story I found this somewhat remarkable:
>
> Operating system use in May:
> * Windows XP - 63 per cent.
> * Windows Vista - 15 per cent.
> * Windows 7 - 13 per cent.
> * Mac - 4 per cent.
> * Linux - 1 per cent.
> * Other - 4 per cent.
>
> What would make up this "Other" 4%? All the other unixes combined?


It says "Source: NetMarketShare.com". I know I could go there to find
out, but my time is more important than a serf's time. There are plenty
of fawning serfs in nz.comp who will run errands in the hope that they
might get an occasional word of praise.






JohnO 06-04-2010 03:52 AM

Re: "Windows 7 is flying out retailers' doors"
 
On Jun 3, 11:58*pm, John0 <johnol...@gmai1.com> wrote:
> On 3 June, 5:11 pm, John0 <johnol...@gmai1.com> wrote:
>
> > Bound to spark debate here:
> >http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology..._id=5&objectid....

>
> > At the bottom of the story I found this somewhat remarkable:

>
> > Operating system use in May:
> > * Windows XP - 63 per cent.
> > * Windows Vista - 15 per cent.
> > * Windows 7 - 13 per cent.
> > * Mac - 4 per cent.
> > * Linux - 1 per cent.
> > * Other - 4 per cent.

>
> > What would make up this "Other" 4%? All the other unixes combined?

>
> It says "Source: NetMarketShare.com". I know I could go there to find
> out, but my time is more important than a serf's time. *There are plenty
> of fawning serfs in nz.comp who will run errands in the hope that they
> might get an occasional word of praise.


WTF? I never posted that. Someone's newsreader is mis-configured or is
doing a poor job of impersonating me.

David Empson 06-04-2010 08:25 AM

Re: "Windows 7 is flying out retailers' doors"
 
JohnO <johno1234@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Jun 3, 11:58 pm, John0 <johnol...@gmai1.com> wrote:
> > On 3 June, 5:11 pm, John0 <johnol...@gmai1.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Bound to spark debate here:
> > >http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology..._id=5&objectid...

> >
> > > At the bottom of the story I found this somewhat remarkable:

> >
> > > Operating system use in May:
> > > * Windows XP - 63 per cent.
> > > * Windows Vista - 15 per cent.
> > > * Windows 7 - 13 per cent.
> > > * Mac - 4 per cent.
> > > * Linux - 1 per cent.
> > > * Other - 4 per cent.

> >
> > > What would make up this "Other" 4%? All the other unixes combined?

> >
> > It says "Source: NetMarketShare.com". I know I could go there to find
> > out, but my time is more important than a serf's time. There are plenty
> > of fawning serfs in nz.comp who will run errands in the hope that they
> > might get an occasional word of praise.

>
> WTF? I never posted that. Someone's newsreader is mis-configured or is
> doing a poor job of impersonating me.


That post was from someone with a name ending with zero instead of
capital O, and an e-mail address with a lower case ell instead of the
digit one in the bit before the at sign, and a digit one instead of
lower case ell at the end of "gmail".

i.e. someone masquerading as you but not trying very hard.

--
David Empson
dempson@actrix.gen.nz


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