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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Distribution of Windows versions
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:21:43 GMT
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:34 PM, drew jensen <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-03-28 at 13:25 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Fernand Vanrie <sos@pmgroup.be> wrote:
> >
> > >  Rob ,
> > >
> > > Interesting, do you have also figures about the differences in OS :
> > >  Windows versus Linux or Mac etc..
> > >
> > >
> > There were some numbers posted on that a few weeks ago.  These charts
> show
> > the MirrorBrain downloads of OpenOffice, from February:
> >
> > http://www.openoffice.org/marketing/marketing_bouncer.html
> >
> > So, 90% Windows,  6% Mac, 3% Linux.
> >
> > But note this is not necessarily the same distribution as the overall
> user
> > base.  Some ports, like BSD and OS/2 are distributed on other web sites,
> so
> > they are not counted here.  And some derivatives of OOo are included in
> the
> > Linux distros directly, so are not reflected in these numbers.
>
> Please, and asking only for myself, if you know of a linux distro using
> a derivative of Apache OpenOffice do name it - if you mean LibreOffice,
> please stop calling it a derivative - it is not a valid reflection of
> the facts, if you are referring to the former package OpenOffice.org
> then please refer to it by its legal name.
>
>
I don't think LO makes sense in this context. We're talking about OOo
flavors.  The relevant version of OO o distributed by distros was Go-OO.
Their numbers would not be included in the MirrorBrain stats.

-Rob


> >
> > -Rob
> >
> >
> > > Greetz
> > >
> > > Fernand
> > >
> > >  There was a question in an earlier thread on whether we should still
> > >> support Windows 2000.  It was an open question whether we had many
> users
> > >> on
> > >> that platform.
> > >>
> > >> Here are the numbers we have, based on downloads.  Note that we can
> only
> > >> figure out what platform a user was on when they downloaded
> OpenOffice.
> > >>  It
> > >> is entirely possible for someone to download from a Windows 7 machine
> and
> > >> then install it onto a Windows 2000 machine.  We have no easy way to
> > >> measure that.  However, that should be small compared to the number of
> > >> users who download onto the same machine they will be installing onto.
> > >>
> > >> Win7   57.32%
> > >> XP       31.37%
> > >> Vista   10.07%
> > >> NT        0.76%
> > >> 2003 Server   0.32%
> > >> 2000     0.14%
> > >> 98      0.02%
> > >> CE      0.00%
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
>
>
>

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