Sometimes NetApplications really ticks me off…
NetApplications allows one to dig down to the level of “average property values” and share of GNU/Linux. Here’s what I found in USA:
|Average Property Value (owner occupied)||Share for greater value|
The above should clearly document several trends in the data. The GNU/Linux share increases with average property values. That could mean usage correlates with education or wealth, perhaps. I have no idea why there is a sharp drop from $350K to $400K. Is that the region where folks suddenly choose Macs? Do big houses suddenly need routers that hide GNU/Linux? Do big houses suddenly need that other OS in every room? Inquiring minds want to know.
BTW the median house price in USA is about $188K.
I think it is safe to say that use of GNU/Linux in USA is well over 1.1% NetApplications reports for September. What are they trying to hide?
Oh, one more thing. They report for less than $400K 3.03% and for less than $100K 0.57%, so, it’s the poor who cannot afford GNU/Linux that are the problem… Wait! GNU/Linux costs $0. My head hurts.
UPDATE Trying to understand the data, I subtracted adjacent values to find the “share per $50K bin”. It’s shows a negative value for share around $350K. What’s that? A witch’s cauldron imported from M$? The data must be faked somehow. Maybe it’s just an error apportioning IP address to postal code.
Want to see something weird? For USA/California, the same thing happens at $350K: >$350K 16.11% or < $350K 0.52% >$50K 16.11%. <$50K 0.75% See? It doesn't add up. NetApplications is broken.