Friday, March 23rd, 2012


Nice information for software freedom and open source software (via Glyn Moody):

But the StatCounter figures contain some other intriguing trends behind the basic fact that Chrome was top for a day:

The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome topped the polls in India, Russia and Brazil, all of which contributed to it becoming the number one browser for that day on a global basis.

Looking more closely at these markets shows some surprising variation. In India, for example, Chrome has a massive 45% market share, with Firefox on 32%, and Internet Explorer way back on just 17%. That’s an astonishing 77% for browser that are based around open standards and essentially open source.

What’s your “school/work” browser?

What’s your home/weekend browser?

Last Saturday at Northeast LinuxFest, a GNU/Linux gathering, yours truly spent the day promoting KDE and its community of fine people.

This weekend, I’m going to just be a happy participant at LibrePlanet at UMass Boston.

Maybe I’ll see you there.

 

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