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Old 30th May 2011
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Default OS Popularity on Wikipedia Pages

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Operating System   Requests  Percent
Windows           3,469,687   81.78%
Mac                 327,753    7.73%
iPhone              116,311    2.74%
Linux               107,158    2.53% (including Android)
iPad                 31,506    0.74%
BlackBerry           17,028    0.40%
SymbianOS             7,926    0.19%
DoCoMo                  449    0.01%
SunOS                   368    0.01%
FreeBSD                 347    0.01%
OpenBSD                  26    0.00%
Total             4,242,653  100.00%
SOURCE: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2011-03/SquidReportOperatingSystems.htm
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Nice, people are so familiar with FreeBSD and OpenBSD they don't need to look it up!
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Nice, people are so familiar with FreeBSD and OpenBSD they don't need to look it up!
Stats are based on User Agent info, not on requested pages.
What it means is that *BSD users don't use Wikipedia as much as Windows users. lol
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A little offtopic, but I just thought how cool it would be if all wikipedia entries existed in form of a man page.

How cool would THAT be:
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#wiki -i open
1. Openness, term being used to define the basis of how various groups and organizations operate (1 /philosophy)
2. Open problem, a well-defined problem with no known solution in science and mathematics (2 /mathematics)
3. Open set, set in topology and related fields of mathematics (2 /mathematics)

Your choice: _


[edit]: -i for interactive switch obviously.
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@Daffy

There is Wikipedia client that uses their API:
http://code.google.com/p/wikipedia-client/
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@Daffy

There is Wikipedia client that uses their API:
http://code.google.com/p/wikipedia-client/
Damn! That was a nice surprise. Thanks for the link!
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... and by the way:

Code:
% ./wiki.sh open
"Open may refer to:In philosophy Openness, term being used to define the basis of how various groups and organizations operate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open"

% cat wiki.sh 
#! /bin/sh

dig +short txt $( echo ${@} | sed -e 's/ /_/g' ).wp.dg.cx
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This came up in an OpenBSD thread a few days ago. I was surprised at the low number of *BSD users, but I guess this data only reflects the combination of desktop + web browser + Wikipedia usage. I would imagine most use-cases involving BSD do not involve the desktop.

I am also surprised at the low number of Symbian users. Up until early this year, wasn't it the best-selling Smartphone?
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I was surprised at the low number of *BSD users, but I guess this data only reflects the combination of desktop + web browser + Wikipedia usage. I would imagine most use-cases involving BSD do not involve the desktop.
Virtually all (desktop) computers in public/semi-public places such as offices, cybercafés, etc. run Windows.
Even though my desktop machines run FreeBSD exclusively, I'd be forced to use Windows 7 or maybe Vista if I was to access the Internet from *anywhere* outside my house.
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Virtually all (desktop) computers in public/semi-public places such as offices, cybercafés, etc. run Windows.
That is not true. My public library here in Georgia runs NetBSD on thin-clients. Most research universities in U.S. run mostly mixture of Linux and OS X in my experience. Most of my co-workers and my research students run OpenBSD on their desktops. We do run very few Windows 7 machines and until tomorrow some Linux (due to the lack of love from Linux community I will switch it off to Windows 7).

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Even though my desktop machines run FreeBSD exclusively, I'd be forced to use Windows 7 or maybe Vista if I was to access the Internet from *anywhere* outside my house.
Statistics are really deceptive. My machine is now listed as Linux. Do I use Linux. Hell NO! I use Opera via Linux emulation. Moreover I am masked as Firefox so I am probably listed as Firefox/Linux. Do you get it?

Just me and my affiliates have probably two dozen of desktops(laptops) and servers running OpenBSD.
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I am also surprised at the low number of Symbian users. Up until early this year, wasn't it the best-selling Smartphone?
Best selling phone? Yes. Smartphone? No. ... and several years ago, not year ago

NOKIA generally 'slept' all that smartphone 'boom' and now as they are bought by Microsoft the Symbian is dead already.
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