Roy Schestowitz wrote:
High Plains Thumper on Thursday :
High Plains Thumper wrote:
[quote] Only Ubuntu left standing, as Flash vuln fells
Vista in Pwn2Own hacking contest
Contestant overcomes bout of 'hacktile dysfunction' By
Dan Goodin in Vancouver Published Saturday 29th March
2008 21:27 GMT
CanSecWest A laptop running a fully patched version of
Microsoft's Vista operating system was the second and
final machine to fall in a hacking contest that pitted
the security of Windows, OS X and Ubuntu Linux. With
both a Windows and Mac machine felled, only the Linux
box remained standing following the three-day
OSX and Vista pwned by Ubuntu! Way to go, Debian!
Don't fool yourself, dweeb.
Interesting that this troll must not only post his point but
add a pungent insult also.
Now that's ownage - to the tune of 145 to 1.
"Market Share Worldview. The report you requested is only
available in the pay version."
Okay, another site, look at the demography:
[quote] Visitors Demographics Origin Percent, United States
42.1 %, India 10.1 %, United Kingdom 8.0 %, Canada 4.7 %,
Netherlands 2.5 %, Australia 2.3 %, Germany 2.0 %, Sweden
1.7 %, France 1.7 %, Spain 1.4 %, Italy 1.3 %, Singapore 1.3
%, Brazil 1.2 %, Philippines 1.1 %, Hong Kong 1.1 %, Poland
1.0 % [/quote]
US has greatest number of visits at 42.1%, which is heavily
Windows oriented. Other countries that have a higher Linux
and Unix count are under represented. Not all access the
internet has heavily as the US. Therefore, to utilise such
statistics as indicative of Linux installed base leads to
It actually shows the entire sample was very grossly
population-biased, almost rigged.
Maybe they picked 1000 sites. 1 MSN.com, 999 mom-and-pop
sites, then applied no special weighting, merged the logs and
ran the algo. That's just taking it to the extreme anyway.
Who funded this laborious study? What's the motive for a
Even W3 Schools admits this:
Statistics Are Often Misleading
You cannot - as a web developer - rely only on statistics.
Statistics can often be misleading.
Global averages may not always be relevant to your web site.
Different sites attract different audiences. Some web sites
attract professional developers using professional hardware,
while other sites attract hobbyists using old low spec computers.
Also be aware that many statistics may have an incomplete or
faulty browser detection. It is quite common by many web-stats
report programs, not to detect the newest browsers.
(The statistics above are extracted from W3Schools' log-files,
but we are also monitoring other sources around the Internet to
assure the quality of these figures).
"First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure."
Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green