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Technology Stats – End of 2008

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Hi all, well seeing as the end of the year is near, it is time for the roundup of the worlds progress on technology masses. Well lets get right into it;

2008 has seen a rapid growth in internet users with world penetration rate hiting 21.9 % with 1,463,632,361 (June 2008). The biggest markets of which are Asia (114,304,000), Europe (105,096,093), and North America (108,096,800).

As one can see from the alongside graph, fibre still has a long way to go with only the tip of first world countries having access to the technology.

By the end of November 2008, browser statistics show an interesting picture. Open-Source truly seems to be the way forward with Firefox leading the way with 44.2% penetration of the market (coming in 2nd is IE6, followed by IE7, and then Chrome).

The second review of the year needs to be the movement in operating system. A previous artical on the blog (link here), showed there to be growth in Mac and Linux, whilst Windows was suvering the poor release of its Vista version. A new look at these statistics show that Windows has continued its fall, droping to  89.62% from 91.50% by end november. Following the earlier trend as well, shows that mac has jumped up to  8.87% (November) from  7.57% in January and Linux – due to the posibilty of new Ubuntu and Fedora releases – has seen the open-source penguin reach  0.83% (November) from  0.64% in January.

Next up on the techrn agenda is full reviews of Ubuntu 8.10 and Open Office 3, until then, keep well and merry Christmas. 🙂

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Written by techran

December 5, 2008 at 4:00 pm

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  1. […] of late has only improved its position as a world force in the OS market, as this artical shows. Aggressive advertising campaigns seemed to have worked, as well as moving into new markets […]


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