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Today I was Slashdotted. Not with a full power, but I got a taste of what can happen. The nice thing is that I made a statistics of browser usage for people who came today from slashdot.

  • Firefox 1.0.4 – 54%
  • Firefox 1.0 – 9%
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 – 5%
  • Firefox 1.0.3 – 3%
  • Konqueror 3.4 – 3%
  • Safari 412 – 3% (I don’t know why such version – possibly a bug in WP ShortStat)
  • Mozilla 1.7.5 – 2%
  • Firefox 1.0.2 – 2%
  • Opera 8.01 – 2%
  • Mozilla 1.7.8 – 2%

Other browser versions made less than 2%. Stats were made for 10523 hits, ~6365 users.

Well, of cource Slashdot is not an avarage site, but they’re very interesting group. Only 70% with english browsers, 60% on Windows (so, not as linux geeks as one may think), tech-users who’re interested in new technologies. And they made a very clear choice. Firefox – 70%, Mozilla – 7%, IE – 5%, Safari – 4%, Konqueror – 3%, Opera – 3% – can you find a leader? 🙂


Plasma bits

A few news from the front.

First. Plasma will be an official codename of KDE 4. Plasma – imho it’s a good brand. I’m getting more and more excited about this release. Not only because of features it’ll have, but because guys who’re working on it are doing exactly what I believe should be done. They’re talking and thinking about modern GUI in the same way I do. And they’re not in hurry. They want to make KDE 4.0 released before October 2006. Basing on amunt of work they’re doing in last two months, they’ll be ready with porting everything to QT4 in two, three months having a year of work on new abilities, UI polishing, usability and beauty.

Some links with drafts: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3, Example 4, Example 5, Example 6, Example 7, Example 8, Example 9, Example 10

Remember, it’s a work in progress… But all of them are flying around what I call beauty, usability and modern. Yeah! :>

Gnome 3: Exactly what I said, the same way KDE and MacOS are going. Great news! Once again – comparing to this, Longhorn seems to be boring…



It’s just a try. How do you like this one?

I also added a few plugins:

Man, I love WordPress – installing new themes and plugins was so easy. In fact it was fun. I just thought which plugins I want, and installed them in 3 minutes.
And WP ShortStat presents amazing stats 😉


Browser market is similar to OS one

We have Microsoft Windows. Right? Holding >80% of its market. We have Internet Explorer. Holding >%80 of market. Last version of Windows for end-user market was released on 21 October 2001. Last version of Internet Explorer was released on October 2001.


Linux is evil

Microsoft's ad

Damn. If this is a real banner then Microsoft becames pathetic.

They’re loosing the game, and like everyone who looses, they’re showing their real face. Stupiditiy, demagogy, lies.

According to specialists, 80% of Al Qaeda IT proffesionalists are reading books. If you buy books, you support terrorism.

update: Marcoos says it’s a fake. I hope he’s right. (modified Windows logo is a tip)


XiTi stats – black magic?

If you take a look at lastest XiTi stats and you live outside Europe, you might be suprised. 30% of market in Finland? 25% in Germany? Well, I can’t talk about all results, but at least those about Poland are a bit higher than our internal statistics.


A bit of the future

First, shocking news – Apple is going to move to x86. It’s a great news from my point of view but it’s the bad move for Apple. I don’t think they can fight long on PC market, but they can take a bit from Windows soon. If MacOS for x86 will be in reasonable price, I’ll try to convince my company to switch to PC (they’re using mostly G4) and give our people MacOS + Debian (SuSe?) as a choice.

Second. That’s what I love in KDE development. Vision. Please, don’t read it as a flame. I like Gnome guys. Much more than Gnome desktop 🙂 They’re doing great work, they’re working a lot on standards, they have great HiG, they’re speeding up things in X and so on. But Gnome desktop is still “just good”. Nothing more. It’s not something bad – many people needs good desktop and Gnome is the choice. But they live in “today”, not “tomorrow”. I’m reading Gnome blogs to find any bit of future plans and I don’t see much. They’re working on speeding things, they’re developing some nice bits of dangling boxes for next generation X server… nice, but nothing more.
And I’m reading KDE blogs. Mostly similar work – speeding things up, working on X server, developing some apps and playing with new QT. They’re also working on KDe’s biggest problem – bloat to fix it for KDE 4.0 (or even 3.5?). But there’s something more. A Vision. A plan for the future, creative ideas for new ways of managing your desktop.


Acid2 fun

People around my world are having much fun in watching Acid2 race. Who’ll be first? Who’ll release first?
Well. Imho whole tests isn’t more important than near 300 others bugs in b.m.o about CSS, and it’s absolutely not important who will release it first. Talking about such small differences like two weeks or a month makes it absolutely not important – If all major web engines will pass Acid2 by this year what’s the difference who made it first? It’s not innovative nor patented (yet) so I think we should calm down 🙂

Safari team should be praised, with iCab being the second and Konqueror third. Presto and Gecko are a few bugs from being ready, so riots can be finished, people can go home and enjoy real life things like recent news that our european politics are autistes hardly understanding signals from nations.


10.5% of Firefox 1.x users in Poland

You got it right, this time we’re not talking about “Non IE browsers” (18.4%) or “Gecko based browsers” (12.6%) or even “Firefox browsers” (10.9%) but about pure post 1.0 Firefox browser usage. 10.5% of the market in less than 7 months from the release!

Any bets for the end of 2005 stats?