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Title: Platform distribution?
Post by: Nocturnal on 2017 July 12 17:24:01

Hi,

Not sure if you have any way to track this but I'm curious how the numbers of Windows/Mac/Linux users compare. I suspect Windows is about 75% of all users, 20% Mac and 5% Linux. Curious what the real numbers are :)
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2017 July 16 23:11:55
Hi all,

I'm just bumping this topic to see if more users might care to submit their details.
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: RickS on 2017 July 17 00:55:43
I expect that Juan would have a reasonable idea of relative popularity from the download stats.
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: Nocturnal on 2017 July 17 01:56:15
I suppose the download stats can be skewed by people downloading the same platform more than once but you'd think there are trends.
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: Niall Saunders on 2017 July 17 09:51:59
Yes - I know that, in the world of PixInsight. 'correct' scientific statistical analysis is 'king'. But, I  still think that an overview of OS usage will be interesting.

Let's see how the Poll develops . . .
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: Juan Conejero on 2017 July 17 16:09:45
Here are the results, in percentage of the total downloads since January 1 2008, of the following MySQL query on the file_downloads table on our server:

SELECT DISTINCT( user_id ) FROM file_downloads WHERE INSTR( file_path, <platform> ) > 0

where <platform> is one of 'freebsd', 'linux', 'macosx', and 'windows':

FreeBSD
  1.72
Linux
  5.87
macOS
  21.78
Windows
  70.63
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: chris.bailey on 2017 July 17 21:34:59
Not a bad guess then Sander.
Title: Re: Platform distribution?
Post by: Nocturnal on 2017 July 18 02:29:43
Indeed, shockingly accurate :) If only all my wild guesses were this accurate!

Windows is sometimes treated as the ugly step child of the PI universe but it pays the bills, as I expected.