Aug 13

Browser / OS Usage

by in Firefox, Open Source, Techie :: Techno ::, w3c, Web Design

Which browsers are being used and which OS is popular?
I'm always interested in this kind of information, but finding a good source for it is far from easy.
For my own amusement I thought I'd compare two sites I manage for the year to date.
The sites I choose were this one and search.ie and the results are hardly surprising:
Mneylon.com Browsers:
Browsers viewing mneylon.com
Mneylon.com Operating Systems
Operating System
Mneylon.com Connection Speed
Connection speed
Compare that to:
Search.ie Browsers
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Search.ie Operating Systems
search-ie-os.gif
Search.ie Connection Speed
search-ie-speed.gif
As could be expected this site attracts "geekier" types, so they're predominantly on broadband and using alternatives to Internet Explorer. A large number of them don't use windows as their OS.
Search.ie, on the other hand, is dominated by Windows users who use Internet Explorer and are on dialup.
What use is this info?
Not a that much use really, but I could use it to tweak search.ie so that it was more 56k friendly, while I could work on the assumption that anybody who made it here won't notice if I've posted a couple of photos, or whatever :)

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3 Responses to “Browser / OS Usage”

  1. From Donncha O Caoimh:

    I once looked at inphotos.org on dialup and it was scary. Hearing the connection being made did give me a nostalgic twinge, but only for a moment!

    Posted on August 13, 2006 at 8:35 pm #
  2. From michele:

    Donncha – nostalgia.. when it comes to dialup, I can live without it :)

    Posted on August 14, 2006 at 1:05 am #
  3. From Roy Schestowitz:

    Michele, your stats resemble mine. They are several years ahead of their time.

    Posted on August 16, 2006 at 3:33 pm #

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