osViews: Google's "Other" Statistic Clarifies OS Install-Base
Sep 03, 2004, 02:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kelly McNeill)
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McNeill for this link. ]
"One of the oddities I found on this resource was a value
represented as 'other.' Normally I wouldn't have given the issue a
second thought except for the fact that this figure was equal to
Macintosh, Linux and Windows 95 users combined. Though the stat
implied that 'other' represented every other operating system out
there, I simply don't believe that the more obscure OSes out
there--even combined--make up a figure that is that high.
"But if 'other' doesn't represent these lesser-used operating
systems, what is it then...?"