One of the great things about blogging is the amazing number of tools at your immediate disposal. There's everything from gadgets to embedded images and video to active links to stats packages! It's amazing! And it's that last tool, the stats package, that I'd like to briefly discuss.
It's called Stat Counter and it's a free statistical package that allows you to get a count of the number of visitors coming to your blog or web site. Well, I was interested in how many folks visited us here at OneClickLinux.com, so I installed it. And happily, it's not at all intrusive. It collects the same kind of general information that any other website/server logs, except that it presents you with the information in a variety of graphs and pictorial representations. It's free and quite popular in the blogosphere.
I just checked the stats package that runs on this blog and was happy to see that over 45% of the visitors use the Firefox 3.0 browser! In addition, 21.18% use Firefox 2.0.
More than half of One Click Linux's visitors (66%!) use the Firefox browser!
This is so great to see! The word on Open Source Software and it's security and stability is spreading far and wide!
If you use Linux, Firefox is the default browser. So, after you've installed Linux, and when your desktop comes up, double click the Firefox icon and away you go! If you use Windows, you'll want to switch to Firefox. It's a faster and safer browser. You can download Firefox 3.0 here. Once you use Firefox, you'll never go back to Internet Explorer. And after you experience all the community support for Firefox, the add-ons, themes, and how customizable it is, you'll then want to switch to Linux. Like Firefox, Linux is incredibly customizable and user friendly. Linux also has a huge community to help you along...and it's FREE!
Linux and Firefox make web-surfing safe, secure and more enjoyable.
OneClickLinux recommends the following Linux computer makers:
LinPC.us LinPC.us systems come with PCLinuxOS 2009.1 completely installed and configured as a working desktop. They also ship a LiveCD to restore your system to a like new state. They've installed current versions of Open Office, Mozilla Firefox and ThunderBird along with K3b, gftp, mplayer, streamtuner, streamripper. A nice setup for getting started with browsing the internet, email, office, playing DVDS, MP3s, etc. Once you have your system up and running, you can easily add any application you need. Just open Synaptic, the software manager and install any of 7000 applications available to every PCLinuxOS user.
Gigastrand International. Gigastrand International will build you a Linux computer with Freespire or Linspire Linux pre-installed. Gigastrand built my desktop computer and it's going on three years of great Linux service! If you do purchase a computer from Gigastrand, refer to my agent number GPA2000.
Kiowa Linux Kiowa is a terrific Linux operating system. I use it on my laptop. The folks at Kiowa have taken the very best of Mandriva, tailored it to their own specs, and made it even easier to use.