Over at Daring Fireball, John Gruber has posted a report on the operating system versions used by his site’s visitors. (The almost-brand-new OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard already dominates.) I’m a longtime sucker for this sort of data. So here’s a quick report on the OSes that folks use to visit Technologizer.
These numbers are based on Google Analytics data for the past thirty days. Usage fluctuates enough that if I do this again in a few months–and hey, I probably will–the breakdown might be meaningfully different. But here’s what it is right now.
Sixty-six percent of you used Windows to visit the site:
- Sixty-one percent were on XP
- Twenty-nine percent ran Vista
- Ten percent were on earlier versions (I see no Windows 7 users reported–it may be that the OS doesn’t identify itself as Win 7 to browsers.)
Twenty-four percent of you use Macs:
- Fifty-four percent ran OS X 10.5 Leopard
- Thirty-four percent had OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Eight percent used OS X 10.4 Tiger
- Four percent had earlier versions
(NOTE: The figures for Macs are updated from my original posting, which had eleven percent of Mac users on pre-10.4 versions of the OS: Eagle-eyed John Gruber thought that sounded high, and he was absolutely right–I wasn’t accounting for Power PC users. More than ninety percent of Mac users were on Intel systems, incidentally.)
Five percent of you used Linux, and Google Analytics isn’t telling me how the distributions broke down, unfortunately. (It’s presumably safe to say that Ubuntu predominates.)
Three percent of you came to the site via an iPhone or an iPod Touch. Not a huge number of folks, but it’s double the figure from a year ago.
Other devices and OSes that people have used to visit Technologizer in the past month–none amount to more than one-tenth of one percent of visitors:
- OS/2 (wow)
- Danger Hiptop
- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD
- Other Unix variants
- BeOS (double wow)
A grand total of zero percent of you visited Technologizer on an Amiga in the past month, which makes me very, very sad…