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Re: Why no Opera?

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 06:26:45PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> >> The Firefox monoculture is doing a lot of harm to our community.
> > So, I don't know what "monoculture" you're referring to.
> Popcon gives 23000 for iceweasel, 500 for dillo, and 18 for netsurf.
> (Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that konqueror statistics are
> not significant since it's also used as a file manager.)

It's certainly significant as a web browser, just hard to get meaningful
statistics about it from popcon. You missed epiphany though, unless
you're really talking about a Gecko monoculture.

 name                            inst  vote   old recent no-files
 iceweasel                      41897 22448  6839 12600    10
 epiphany-browser               32506 11395  7614 13493     4
 w3m                            53921  6902 30282 16735     2
 konqueror                      15175  5983  5437  3754     1
 lynx                           14852  5558  7840  1451     3
 iceape-browser                  4802  1974  1706  1122     0
 dillo                           1810   519  1015   275     1
 w3m-img                          721     0     0     0   721

> If that's not a monoculture, I don't know what is.

Depends on whether you define monoculture as only one strain, or as a
preponderance of one strain. 

The problem with the former is that if you have a problem that wipes
out that strain, you don't have any alternatives that can take over. In
the latter case, you do have alternatives, it's just that it's going to
involve a lot of growth on their behalf to do the taking over, which is
still hard, but much easier.

Old link: http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/blog/2004/05/11


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