Browser Statistics for This Site - Linux and Mac Left Behind by Windows even for Geeks

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Posted on 13 May 2009 14:28

It is interesting to see who is using what to see this site. It tells a lot things about people clicking this site although not the global population. Let's see. Not a serious analysis. Just geek bla bla.

  • Everybody seems to use Firefox whatever the OS is. IE is merely 7.10%. Ignorable?
  • Windows is the heavy majority. More than half. Followed a bit of Linux and a tiny bit of Mac

Firefox is globally used 47.1%. Hmm, Firefox users coming here are a lot more with %65 as expected. The same goes for Mac and Linux.

So I hereby witness that geekness increases Firefox, Linux and Mac usage :). Any objections?

However Mac and Linux are far from being the system of the crowds.

But what we see here is highly effected by geography also. People come to this page mainly from US and Canada. The rest of the world is kind of ignorable compared to them. Is there a higher Linux usage in Latin America, India, China or Europe? I don't know tell me. But they are not the main visitors here.

Browser and OS Visits
Firefox/Windows 42.90%
Firefox/Linux 20.29%
Firefox/Macintosh 11.75%
IE/Windows 7.10%
Safari/Macintosh 6.56%
Chrome/Windows 4.10%

Still Windows is way to much. Hey, you could run windows in a VM. You don't know what you are missing by having a Windows host system!

Where People are Reading More?

And here is a map of distribution of people reading about rails and linux on this site. US and Canada No1 of course.

UK, India, Australia and Belgium is following. Then comes Russia!

Europe is far behind in density. France, Germany and Turkey are slightly standing out along with Japan, which is at the same level!

It's interesting to note that The rest of the Europe, West Latin America and "Pakistan" are showing the same rate. About this similarity I am tending to develop scenarios but anyway.

There is a dividing gap of no reads in the middle of Europe starting form Greece and going up. Interesting, huh?

It's easy to see that roughly this map is resulting from a combination of welfare plus the growth rate of the economy in that area. Well of course, in politically unstable areas there is not much economy anyway.

Geez I could think about the implications of this map for weeks.


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