December 20, 2001

Lies about Linux usage

Author: JT Smith takes to task a survey done by WebSideStory, saying Linux useage worldwide is less that .25% of computer users. "As we noted in Statistical Lies two-and-a-half years ago, 'The problem isn't the numbers, but how
they were derived.' Only sites using 'HitBox' software (HitBox is a division of WebSideStory, as is
StatMarket) are polled. They may represent 125,000 sites among the millions on the Web, but they
are invariably sites created on and often served on Windows machines. You can bet your bottom
dollar that Slashdot and Low End Mac are not among these sites."


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