Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

Daily Archives / Monday, August 1, 2011

  • Aug 01 / 2011
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technology

“7″ Creaking Upwards

According to NetApplications, in July of 2010, “7″ had 13.70% webshare. In July 2011, “7″ has 27.87% webshare.

Assuming last year 1400 million PCs were online and this year 1500 million PCs were online, those shares come to 191.8 million and 418 million machines, an increase of 226.2 million machines of the 350 million machines produced. That’s only 65% attachment rate, 35% freedom rate. Are there really that many machines free of M$? About 5% are chained to Apple. A good number get XP illegally installed. Even the “pirates” must not like “7″ or GNU/Linux is taking over. Unfortunately, NetApplications seems to prefer USA in its stats and then is selective, so we don’t see GNU/Linux counted. They still claim that other OS has 87%. Are people putting “7″ off-line to protect it from malware?

  • Aug 01 / 2011
  • 40
technology

LibreOffice 3.4.2

“The Internet, August 1, 2011 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.4.2, the third version of the 3.4 family, targeting both private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes the majority of the most-important bugs identified by users in the previous version, and can be deployed for production needs by most enterprises.”

see TDF Blog