As requested by several of you last week I have been doing some mining through our analytics and can now present some nice graphs showing the growth and decline of certain versions of Windows, Browsers and which O/S's have visited EduGeek over the past 5/6 years. Some make for interesting viewing!
So, first off, Windows versions:
As you can see, Windows 7 has been 'da bomb' since its launch and has shot head and shoulders above any other Windows versions. Interestingly, see the difference from when XP was it its peak and the take up of 7?
However not to be outdone, observe how Windows 8 has taken off in its first year? Pretty much the same as 7 did on when it was released. We'll have to give it another 12 months to see how that pans out growth-wise though.
And some of you said you hate it. Shame on you.
In case you were wondering, the last recorded stats we have for Windows 98 and ME (yes, people were still using ME until recently!) were, for Windows 98 the period 2012-2013 with 235 visits and for ME the period 2011-2012 with 37 visits.
Windows 95 died off in the 2008-2009 period with a mere 27 visits!
However, we still see several thousand Windows 2000 (non-server) visits per year (4061 in the past 12 months) and I wonder how long that will be hanging around for?
Now for all operating systems:
And that's pretty conclusive. It's Windows FTW with OSX and Linux barely making a dent and for the past 3 years they have effectively flat-lined whilst Windows had grown and grown.
And last but by no means least, browsers:
What I find interesting with this graph is not the meteoric rise of Chrome as the browser of choice for most 'Geekers, but of the parallel use of Firefox and IE. Considering that Firefox has to be added as a separate install compared to IE's ubiquitous presence on all Windows operating systems it does seem to indicate that an equal amount of people want to use something other than IE. What I'm looking forwards to seeing in the next 12 months is how that pegging of IE and Firefox compares to the use of Chrome.
As you can also see at the bottom of graph Safari and Opera are way down on the list, and in Opera's case I wonder just who uses that in preference to the others?!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these and it took me the best part of Friday afternoon to knock them up, so if you have any other idea of what you would like to see please let me know, but please note that we are rather busy atm and it does take some time to sort out. Oh, and if you can see any trends in the data that I may have missed, please feel free to point them out. .