Desktop OS In Ethiopia – What A Difference A Day Makes

What the heck got into those Ethiopians on the weekend? When we look at activity by day of week, it’s pretty wild but Sunday and Monday seem to be good days for GNU/Linux with numbers pushing 30%. Great.

See StatCounter:Top 7 Desktop OSs in Ethiopia from 1 Apr 2013 to 22 Apr 2014.

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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 Desktop OS In Ethiopia – What A Difference A Day Makes

  1. rudreques wrote, “We can see the start of the growth in July 2013, and quickly reaching the peak in November.”

    I was just trying to figure out whether this usage was from work or off-work. Ethipia is a diverse country with a mix of Christian/Muslim people. I was thinking folks were using GNU/Linux on the weekend. When I was in Saudi Arabia, we worked on Saturday and had Sunday/Monday off, so it could be that Muslims are getting FLOSS…

  2. rudregues says:

    Mr. Pogson, I think it’s easier to see when you put the graph in months instead of days/weeks.
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#desktop-os-ET-monthly-201304-201404
    We can see the start of the growth in July 2013, and quickly reaching the peak in November. However, it started to decline. March can be just an outlier measure. But there is hope yet.

  3. oiaohm says:

    The interesting point is that the volatility starts in july 2013. Or when it came clear there would not be another extension to XP.

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