The open source R language has been in use by statisticians to do data analysis, predictive modeling and visualization for over a decade. This week, R is set to undergo a revolution of sorts with a revamped commercial effort.Read more »
Did you know that 55% of statistics are made up on the spot? (or maybe it was 68% I don't recall) If you have ever taken a statistics class you know that data is everything, but it's not just about the data itself.Read more »
Using flawed and partly Microsoft-funded numbers, the advocates of proprietary software beg to suggest that GNU/Linux is declining (which it's not)Read more »
What would you say if you heard that OpenOffice.org had an impressive 22% share of the market? It does, in Poland and the Czech Republic. ... The method used was to examine fonts installed on systems to identify various office suites.Read more »
Web statistics specialist Netcraft measured over 230 million websites in its webserver survey for October 2009. Apache comprises about 60% of the 4.3 million or so new sites gained since September, corresponding to 2.6 million sites, according to Netcraft.Read more »
Is it reasonable to raise the question "does X still matter?" when the X in question is in use among nearly two-thirds of the target users under discussion?Read more »
Ken Kovash, over at the Mozilla Blog of Metrics, has a nice rundown on week one of Firefox 3.5. I'd just like to second Ken's comment that this is all quite extraordinary.Read more »
Black Duck Software recently published some summary statistics about free and open source software license adoption. Any of these conclusions might be reasonable if the 5% figure was meaningful, but Black Duck has given us no reason to believe it is; if anything, their own statements suggest it isn't.Read more »
Fedora 10 has been gaining new users at impressive rates. This past week alone Fedora 10 has picked up over 100,000 more.Read more »
Mozilla Firefox 3, the free and open source web browser, has finally overtaken Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 and is getting closer and closer behind IE 7. According to data from StatCounter Global Stats, for the first time in February of this year, Firefox 3 with 24% market share overtook IE 6.Read more »
An analysis of how prevalent GNU/Linux is, particularly on the serverRead more »
Some people want better statistics about how many GNU/Linux users there are. Some suggest a kind of phone-home function (horror!). A better approach would be to get deliberately counted. That is what counter.li.org is for.
The exact number will never be known and that is good.
How many Linux users are there really? It's a darn good question, and there isn't a darn good answer. In one way, we're all Linux users now.Read more »
From the official announcement on Monday 13th October at 09:00 UTC, to midnight on Sunday 20th October, OpenOffice.org 3.0 recorded an astonishing three million downloads via the Bouncer.Read more »
Have you ever wondered which Linux distribution was most popular during the previous years? If you have, then you may be interested in some of the data that I’m going to present to you.Read more »