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Linux Desktop Market Share: Linux Lies

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A Mac website offers up their visitor data and wonders why an Apple-specific site gets five times the the percentage of Linux visitors as a recent study claims visit the sites in their study. Lies, damned lies, and FUD, perhaps?
That Unix variants make up the #3 platform for visitors to our site and most others, and that a majority of those visitors use Linux. The percentage of Linux users seems quite stable, even on our site. The pattern WebSideStory discerns appears right, but we put no credence in their numbers. After all, why would Linux users visit a pro-Mac site at about 5x the level they visit general sites? It just doesn't sound right.
 read more | mail this link | score:3084 | -Ray, December 21, 2001 (Updated: June 17, 2003)
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