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osViews: Google's "Other" Statistic Clarifies OS Install-Base

Sep 03, 2004, 02:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"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...?"

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