Some Interesting Statistics

I think anyone who reads my blog will realise I am not a rabid Windoze basher but I do admit to being pro Linux. Windows has brought relatively easy and useful computer use to the masses and that cannot be a bad thing. Of my three laptops 2 are running Windoze, a venerable NT version and my old work laptop runs Windoze XP but my main everyday laptop runs linux, I also have a Linux freecom FSG-3 and a twee Linux RISC box. For many years I have used Firefox and Open Office which were both originally developed for Linux.

One of the problems with Linux and Linux applications is trying to find out how popular they are i.e. what is their market share, difficult because most Linux distros and applications are free and this is why I am putting these statistics into the public domain. These figures come from a site that went public in February 2012. I think they are useful stats as they are from a site which is completely unbiased with regards to software, platforms or any technical issues, they are in fact for a site set up for the disabled community.

Site Statistics March 2012

Unique visitors                          Number of visits                       Hits
2018                                              5297                                             190442

Operating Systems

Windows                                      153041                                        80.3 %
Linux                                             25186                                          13.2 %
Macintosh                                    11003                                           5.7 %
Unknown                                      1132                                              0.5 %
BlackBerry                                   57                                                  0 %
Java                                               14                                                  0 %
Java Mobile                                 5                                                    0 %
Symbian OS                                4                                                    0 %

Note: Robots and search spiders are not shown in the statistics, these are actual users.


Firefox                                                        135575                                   71.1 %
MS Internet Explorer                              24889                                     13 %
Google Chrome                                        1727                                         9 9 %
Safari                                                          968                                          6 5 %
Unknown                                                   986                                          0.5 %
Android browser (PDA/Phone)            677                                           0.3 %
Mozilla                                                       631                                           0.3 %
Opera                                                          360                                          0.1 %
Netscape                                                     114                                           0 %
IPhone (PDA/Phone)                               113                                           0 %
Others                                                          132                                          0 %


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