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post #31 of 39
dchan, I was not suggesting that you distribute any individual info. Simply curious about the top 10 or 12 platform/browser combos that visit. Hardly seems to pose a threat to anyone's privacy. Just the geek in me escaping...
post #32 of 39
Also use firefox and was using Mozilla before that. The informal poll here suggests Firefox has really taken hold. It allowed me to discontinue the use of popup blockers that I used to pay for, and speed seems much better. The only glitch is when someone posts a link to video (wmv file), I find I need to copy the link to explorer and use that to get it into media player. Any solutions?

JohnH mentioned using an always on cable internet connection. I recommend you look into an inexpensive router / hub. It allows you to distribute the internet to multiple computers and gives you a hardware firewall that keeps you in stealth mode all the time by running interference not broadcasting your computer IP address. Remember if you are WIFI, don't engage the security encryption. I can poach four wireless connections from the neighbors right now. If this keeps up, I may be able to quit subscribing for service.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by Cirquerider
The only glitch is when someone posts a link to video (wmv file), I find I need to copy the link to explorer and use that to get it into media player. Any solutions?

I think you just need to go to the Mozilla site and load the plug in. Mine just opens Windows media in a new firefox window or tab if I click the scroll wheel.
post #34 of 39
The "geek" in spindrift get's an answer..

This week,
66.99% IE6
17.30% Firefox
4.16% Safari
3.31% IE5.x
3% AOL 9.x
2.57% Netscape 7
2.22% Mozilla 5.x
1.33% Opera
1.06% Netscape 4.x
.23% AOL 7.x
.83% Other.

Total unique visiters this week 5591
and we are averaging about 11000 page requests per day this past week.
post #35 of 39
Wow, that's 22.9% total for Mozilla/Gecko-based browsers: Netscape 7, Mozilla 5.x which I assume is "unbranded" Mozilla suite 1.x, and Firefox. They all share the same actual browser technology (in various versions), the Mozilla.org "Gecko" HTML engine.

One more person on FF/Moz/NS7 and we'll have IE6 down to 66.6, which is fitting
post #36 of 39
One more person on FF/Moz/NS7 and we'll have IE6 down to 66.6, which is fitting

nice!
post #37 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by dchan
The "geek" in spindrift get's an answer..

This week,
66.99% IE6
17.30% Firefox
4.16% Safari
3.31% IE5.x
3% AOL 9.x
2.57% Netscape 7
2.22% Mozilla 5.x
1.33% Opera
1.06% Netscape 4.x
.23% AOL 7.x
.83% Other.

Total unique visiters this week 5591
and we are averaging about 11000 page requests per day this past week.
Aren't these values notoriously unreliable? The way I understandit, the identifying text string a browser sends to a web server (toindicate what browser it is) can be, and usually is, set to the IEvalue.

Example, FF has a 'User Agent Switcher', that can be set to tell a webserver it is IE, Netscape, or Opera. The IE text string is"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)". There's an interesting explanation if it here.
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by oboe
Mac seems so tempting, but . . .
No buts...................oh!, and Safari.
post #39 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElkMountainSkier
Aren't these values notoriously unreliable? The way I understandit, the identifying text string a browser sends to a web server (toindicate what browser it is) can be, and usually is, set to the IEvalue.

Example, FF has a 'User Agent Switcher', that can be set to tell a webserver it is IE, Netscape, or Opera. The IE text string is"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)". There's an interesting explanation if it here.

Ask how many of our users actually understand what you just said as far as user agents?

Although it's possible to "fool" the logs very easily, How many do you really think spend the time and effort to do so. Most people don't even know about cookies. Look at how many people are still getting badly infected with virus' and spyware. So there's a margin of error probably in the 3-4% range. Still doesn't skew the numbers too much.

DC
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