Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

However you think of statistics, these are some from this site, displayed at the lower right corner of the starting page:


Facts from these data that please me are

  • that other OS has a proper share and no more,
  • FireFox, a FLOSS web-browser rules, even though I am partial to Chrome,
  • there are a lot of comments per post, thanks to readers, and
  • Internet Exploder has a tiny share, probably still more than a tool of anti-competition deserves.

Of course it would please me more if thousands of visitors would light on the site, see the light and find Debian GNU/Linux was a better way to do IT, but it’s a start. In any event, every few months we get a new high in page-views. This month should be the first or second highest number of page-views ever. It helps that it’s a month with 31 days in spite of so much summer-fun happening.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

  1. Ivan wrote, “how many of these “unique linux using visits” are your own, Bob?”

    WP knows who I am and does not count those. Only the stats of non-registered users are counted. I do occasionally view the page but WP can tell I am logged in so it should not be counted.

  2. Ivan says:

    And how many of these “unique linux using visits” are your own, Bob?

  3. Phenom says:

    Don’t tell me you expected that a pro-linux site is visited mostly from Windows-based PCs, Pogson. The only Windows-users here are the likes of me, who come to seek a small refreshment from the busy everyday life, and get some fun. Don’t get yourself too serious, man.

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