Well the link in my former post, doesn't tell anything because of the nature of the site. I was to fast posting it I think and just made a fool out of myself :-)
Actually, the hotel may be a small select data but it offers data from many nationalities and that's important. Greeks, Americans, Russians etc (the Americans almost exclusively use Macs)... Afterall someone doesn't need to be able to pay for a room in a 5 stars hotel to be able to afford an iphone or a macbook.
Originally Posted by deanjo
Also, don't forget that I mention simple guests who use our wi-fi for surfing, no the proffesionals who come for meetings and conferences.
My point is that if you remove companies, universities, colleges and their office computers then we have a large percentage of Apples in the rest.
A hotel would be a pretty weird dataset, if nothing else, it is exclusively limited to laptops, so completely ignores the vast horde of desktops out there.
Also, iPhone and MacBook are different things. In terms of upsetting the Microsoft PC monopoly, iPhone numbers are totally irrelevant.
And all this totally ignores the fact that where you collect your statistics will have a massive effect on what you observe.
I would argue that all of these datasets are relevent as long as one takes them with the appropriate grain of salt. Everyone I talk to feels that Linux usage has been increasing significantly over the last couple of years, but there are still no credible numbers to support that perception, at least not sufficiently credible to alter the allocation of development funding.
These datasets won't be the answer, but they all might provide clues for where the answer can be found.
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