What percentage of people visiting this site use OS X?

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  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

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    I know websites often keep track of what OS people visiting use. Do most people who visit here use OS X? Just outta curiosity.
     
  2. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    I for one use Mac OS X. There has been heaps of threads and polls in this forum about operating systems people use or prefer. I'd say that most people who visit here use OS X- after all, people post here for help on using Macs and applications. And those who are using something else are normally saving up for a Mac or waiting for an update.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Many access from work as well... and their OS at work may very well be XP or Vista. That would skew numbers.

    I would say that a large number are dual users anyway, either on separate machines or with Boot Camp/Parallels/VMWare.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    i use Red Hat linux. Just kidding. OSX and Vista ultimate w/ boot camp/Fusion
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I believe this would be hard to ascertain due to some reasons already mentioned.

    You might get a rough idea by using a poll. The poll would definitely need to be specific such as the OS that you primarily use at home.

    However, if I use Mac OS 9, Mac OS 10.4 and Windows XP equally from home, what would I select as my OS?

    Maybe the browser stats for the site would be good enough for what you want.
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I usually access with OSX, as most users probably do, but with iPhone and iPod sections the percentage of Windows visitors has grown.
     
  7. arn macrumors god

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    it's hard to say because of work access. front page and forums are recorded separately, for past month (1st list is front page, 2nd list is forums)
     

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  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting.

    I see where the iPhone beats out Linux. :)

    Thanks for posting arn.
     
  9. arn macrumors god

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    hmm... what's interesting to note is that front page without the mobile.macrumors.com page. iPhone would be much higher with that included.

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  10. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    Or some of us are still using Windows 2000 at work ;)
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the additional info.

    I keep hearing that the iPhone/iPod Touch is not a viable browsing device/platform.

    Imagine that. :)

    Hey, this isn't a sympathy page. :p

    Around were I work, some government folks are still using 98 boxes. Amazing.
     
  12. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    lol that's OK I don't need sympathy, I'm at work right now, and I do most of my MR surfing on my MB, even here at work :D

    but the stats are interesting, TY for the info Arn.
     
  13. arn macrumors god

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    actually

    if you take just yesterday (sat), which presumably removes the work component:

    63% Mac
    26% Windows
    8.7% iPhone
     
  14. someone28624 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that was exactly what I was curious about. I wasn't even really thinking about what people prefer or use at home. I was just wondering on any given day how it splits out. Does iPhone include iPod touch?
     
  15. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Cool, the MRoogle Windows vs Mac stats are almost identical.

    mrooglestatsos.JPG
     
  16. billyjoegibsonx macrumors 6502

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    my OS is XP unfortuantly

    give me a week or so and i'll visit on OSX :) :apple: :cool: ;)
     
  17. liketom macrumors 601

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    yep most of my time on here is spent at work ( xp )

    home is os x -
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I think that it does.

    Seems like that is pretty much the norm for most folks who visit MR from work and at home.
     
  19. iamamac macrumors member

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    i have os x leopard on my mbp.
    at school i have xp and i just hate it..
     

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