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Operating Systems Used to Access Google

If anyone hasn't read http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html the pie chart of "operating systems used to access Google" makes for some interesting thinking when planning which OS to write for or support.

Matthew Lock
Tuesday, October 22, 2002

The thing that is interesting is the rise of IE 6 and still there seems to be little discussion of IE 6 defaulting the Privacy preference to Medium which, among other things, prevents the use of "third party cookies" (i.e., when one server's page is framing another server's pages).

So, to everyone who runs a web site that might be framing pages from a different server (yours or someone else's): if you ever have users complaining about random cookie problems, tell them to switch the privacy setting to Low or implement a Compact Privacy Policy.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q299331

pb
Wednesday, October 23, 2002

I think the most interesting thing is the declining share of English as the language chosen to search in. Who says Joel's translation effort is spurious.

Mr Jack
Wednesday, October 23, 2002

2000, XP and NT have only 46%.

People are wondering about how many have the .Net CLR installed, when over 50% of users couldn't install it even if they wanted to.

It looks like it'll be a while before .Net applications will become viable for wide distribution.

Ged Byrne
Thursday, October 24, 2002

The .Net runtime works fine on Win98 and ME, it's just development(the SDK) that doesn't work on these OS's.

SM
Thursday, October 24, 2002

Ah, so it does.

Ignore me.

Ged Byrne
Thursday, October 24, 2002

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