Finnish Spikes In GNU/Linux Usage And Chrome Browser Linked

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The pattern of two to three one-day spikes on weekdays using GNU/Linux for browsing StatCounter’s universe continues. I’ve noticed that the spikers use Chrome 41 and did not change to Chrome 42 as most users did in this period of time. Chrome 41 had uptake starting around the beginning of March but the spikes in its usage did not start until April 9. That gives another clue. What systems upgrade applications automatically and which do not?

This suggests the spiking systems are a single organization on a single schedule with a single system administrator… Sounds like schools to me but it could also be a large business or government or particular device sold in huge quantity without automatic updating. The 3 spikes on weekdays suggests to me it’s the schools.

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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2 Responses to Finnish Spikes In GNU/Linux Usage And Chrome Browser Linked

  1. antifanboy wrote, “Now it’s flatlined.”

    Let’s see. Finns keep buying PCs and the share of GNU/Linux stays flat. That means the number of GNU/Linux PCs is increasing, a good thing. Week 24 of 2015, 2.71% share for GNU/Linux desktops. Week 24 of 2014, 2.61%. Not really flat but close to it. ISTR that you folks were claiming GNU/Linux would never get over ~1% and you had 27 reasons why that was Nature’s Law… Those spikes mean something. Real PCs caused them. The truth is out there.

  2. antifanboy says:

    Now it’s flatlined.

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