Interesting Links for Tuesday, January 26th 2010
- Jan. 25, 1979: Robot Kills Human
- Lawyers Challenge $54,000 P2P Fine As Unconstitutional
- Verizon Terminating Copyright Infringers’ Internet Access
- Linux performance: is Linux becoming just too slow and bloated?
- Mr. Edison’s Kindle: Fifteen amazing gadget ideas that were way, way ahead of their time (though, I must say, the author of this blog is really looking at things from a modern-day perspective, and his commentary seems to miss how truly brilliant these ideas were at the time)
- EFF: Blogging ACTA Across the Globe: CIPPIC’s David Fewer on What ACTA Means for Canadian Citizens
- Clarifying SourceForge.net’s denial of site access for certain persons in accordance with US law
- EFF: Clinton on Internet Freedom, and Principled Stands
And, most importantly… Report: Linux Gains Ground, Windows Stumbles. Apparently, according to Net Applications, Linux’s market share rose from 1 to 1.02 percent in December 2009, a small but hopeful increase. Windows marketshare fell from 92.52% to 92.21%.
Like any statistic, there are always multiple sources. The W3Counter.com reports are a bit brighter for Linux:
|OS||Nov 2009||Dec. 2009||Change|
If this is accurate, it shows Linux with a sifnigicant 1-month gain in marketshare. Also notable is that in December, Android showed up for the first time, at 0.08%. In all reasonabless, that can be added to the Linux row.
Also of interest are W3Counter’s browser stats:
|Browser||Nov 2009||Dec. 2009||Change|
Also worth noting on the Browser front is that IE8’s market share rose from 21.21% (November) to 22.43% (December) while Firefox 3.5’s share jumped from 20.49% in November to 22.18% in December, a very significant stride for the brand new Firefox version. While IE8 has been out considerably longer than Firefox 3.5, they’re already almost tied in market share (and if another jump like that happens, Firefox 3.5 will be in the lead next month).