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And anybody can supply figures to suit their argument
Any user can interpret those figures again to suit their argument.

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

As a former statistician (it came with the job) I can say that numbers do not lie. Interpretation of those numbers is usually the realm of politicians, or so it seems.

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Or who are switching to Manjaro as their preferred Linux guest in a VM hosted by their work Windows machine.

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In archeology (at least in Finland) there is a saying "Stones don't lie". Our professor liked to add: "And the reason they don't lie is that they don't say anything."

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To be fair: some facts are harder than others.
But then there's spreadsheets and statisticians to soften them up again. :slight_smile:

My favourite stat about linux is still that during the elections of Oct 2014 Linux based views rose above 20% in Uruguay. Quite a lot of parents must have been checking their kids fedora based One-laptop-per-child thingies.


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