Talk:Usage share of operating systems

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Weightage[edit]

NetMarket share seems to count traffic from certain countries multiple times, giving the popular browser and OS in those countries added weightage...

The Net Market Share data is weighted by country. We compare our traffic to the CIA Internet Traffic by Country table, and weight our data accordingly. For example, if our global data shows that Brazil represents 2% of our traffic, and the CIA table shows Brazil to represent 4% of global Internet traffic, we will count each unique visitor from Brazil twice. This is done to balance out our global data. All regions have differing markets, and if our traffic were concentrated in one or more regions, our global data would be inappropriately affected by those regions. Country level weighting removes any bias by region.

--Ne0 (talk) 10:08, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Combined Operating System statistics[edit]

we should have something like this in the article...

Source Date Microsoft Windows: 61.37% Apple: 16.28% Linux kernel based: 17.08% Others
8 7 Vista XP WP 2003 2000 98 OS X iOS Linux Android Chrome Bada Symbian
StatCounter Global Stats June-11 9.43% 37.71% 2.42% 11.07% 0.61% 0.1% 0.02% 0.01% 6.06% 10.22% 1.35% 14.78% 0.13% 0.05% 0.77% 3.7%
I agree - it would be very interesting to count mobile in (Microsoft really this low - and not lower? Numbers made up? Or this old?).. Note however that Symbian is not Linux-based, they say RTOS, might be Unix-like, not the same thing. I would say just skip Symbian: "Official website symbian.nokia.com (defunct as of May 2014)". Have any Symbian phones been release for years now? And Bada is also dead/replaced with Tizen (those are Linux-based). For now might also be counted under other? comp.arch (talk) 20:57, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
re-calculated the stats, including Symbian there are actually 6.05% other Operating systems browsing the web. Linux Kernel is now at 16.31%, just above Apple. [1] Data from gs.StatCounter.com --Ne0 (talk) 06:05, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
If you are counting bada as Linux kernel based you are not counting LG (also 0.05%) as Linux kernel based. Not sure what LG could be other than webOS? They bought webOS and it is Linux kernel based. Then again while webOS and ChromeOS and FirefoxOS (and Android) are Linux kernel based, I'm not sure it helpful for people group them together. They are web-based first and foremost, while Linux kernel based, not Unix-like in my opinion. comp.arch (talk) 13:23, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Should we not have new categories now with new domains like Android wear, Android TV and Android Auto coming up ? Of the 3, Android wear is already a reality. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.163.217.102 (talk) 11:17, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

iWatch hasn't launched yet. And Android Auto, Apple Carplay, AGL (Tizen Linux), and Windows are currently gearing up. Does anyone have statistics on Apple TV vs Google/Android TV ? --Ne0 (talk) 10:36, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Criticism[edit]

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--Guy Macon (talk) 16:03, 27 June 2014 (UTC)