Top downloads - Mac vs. PC


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Feb 27, 2004
32's "Top Downloads" for Mac OS X and Windows is interesting:

Top Downloads: Windows
Spyware Nuker 3.04…
Error Nuker 1.02…
Party Poker 1.2
Windows Movie Mak… 2.1.…
Microsoft Publish… 11.0…
( from )

Top Downloads: Mac OS X
MacTheRipper 2.6.6
Poisoned 0.519
VersionTracker Wi… 1.0
RealPlayer 10.0…
VLC media player 0.8.2
( from )

So, Windows users download software to remove spyware, fix registry errors, and play Poker... while Mac users download software to rip DVD's, use P2P file sharing, and watch video content (which was probably ripped from a DVD or downloaded via P2P ;) ).

Basically nobody uses computers to get anything useful done!

... and now I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read this highly scientific study. ;) :D


macrumors 68030
Nov 16, 2004
Cloud 9 (-6)
Interesting programs hitting the top, however the fields of use are not surprising to me at all. I am surprised higher-level versions of Solitaire are not higher on the list of Windows users :rolleyes:

Very few people use their computer for "what it was supposed to do" at all times....


macrumors 6502a
Mar 5, 2003
munkle said:
A lot of the "useful" apps á la Word, Photoshop etc don't fall into the shareware category ;) :)
and/or come preinstalled.

People use versiontracker to find the cheap little progs that do good stuff.