New Stats for 2011-11

Wikimedia is putting up some data. I obtained their agents archive for November 2011.

Total Agents/1000 = 5721270
Windows agents/1000 = 4422128 = 77%
Linux agents/1000 = 173110 = 3%
Mac agents/1000 = 531175 = 9.3%

My queries on the database were rather simple:
SELECT sum( b ) AS count FROM Sheet1 WHERE a LIKE '%Macintosh%'

My search strings were Macintosh, Linux and Windows.

For October, Wikimedia was showing that other OS at 78.38%, Linux at 3.48% and Macintosh at 8.41%. It’s likely my approach is too simple but I bet that other OS has declined a lot in one month. I took just one day to examine, 2011-11-30, the last one. It was a Wednesday so there may have been a few people surfing from work…

I was surprised to see GNU/Linux at the lowest levels since 2010 on Even more interesting is a spike in XP. They show it rising 5.7% to 38.5% in one month… I thought to check my data for last week in November.
5.1 agents/1000 = 2159322 = 37.7% consistent with their result. What the Heck is going on here?

As far as I know there is no legal source of new XP machines. Is this more fallout from M$’s campaign against illegal copying, freezing XP in that role or is it more people browsing from work?

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to New Stats for 2011-11

  1. Mats Hagglund says:

    Well as we see here below, W3schools also have some fail OS statistics too:

    Hardly anyone can trust those figures of Windows XP showing huge increase from Nov to Dec 2011 (+ 5,7%) while Linux (-0,2%) and Mac (-0,3%) going down and 7 showing pretty slow increase (+0,6%).

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