[rfc-i] New version: draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-04.txt

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Nov 7 06:36:36 PST 2008


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Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 06, 2008 at 06:33:30AM -0800,
>  Joe Touch <touch at ISI.EDU> wrote 
>  a message of 26 lines which said:
> 
>> Rarely is the system Unix.
> 
> Any hard numbers about it? Guesses are not allowed. Remember that RFC
> authors are not representative of the general computer users.
> 
> Anecdotal evidence: when you are at an IETF meeting, in the back of
> the room, and you look forward, most of the laptops run Unix.

Here are a few examples:
http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=8
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_desktop_operating_systems

The IETF may be where most of the RFCs originate, but keep in mind we're
not the only ones who read them.

(FWIW, "guesses aren't allowed" is just as true as "anecdotal evidence
is worthless")

Joe
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