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Which primary Operating System are you running PixInsight on?

Linux
5 (14.7%)
MacOS
2 (5.9%)
Windows
27 (79.4%)
Other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 34

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Offline Nocturnal

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Platform distribution?
« 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 :)
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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #1 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.
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Niall Saunders
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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #2 on: 2017 July 17 00:55:43 »
I expect that Juan would have a reasonable idea of relative popularity from the download stats.

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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #4 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 . . .
Cheers,
Niall Saunders
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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #6 on: 2017 July 17 21:34:59 »
Not a bad guess then Sander.

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Re: Platform distribution?
« Reply #7 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.
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