Happy New Year & Browser and OS stats for 2013

I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year on behalf of the entire LQ team. 2013 has been another great year for LQ and we have quite a few exciting developments in store for 2014, including a major code update that we originally had planned for 2013. This year brought a new ChromeOS related site to The Questions Network, joining AndroidQuestions.org and LinuxExchange. In addition, LQ ISO recently surpassed 30,000,000 Linux downloads.

As has become tradition, here are the browser and OS statistics for the main LQ site for all of 2013 (2012 stats for comparison).

Browsers
Firefox 41.75%
Chrome 40.43%
Internet Explorer 9.63%
Safari 4.13%
Opera 2.02%
Android Browser 0.71%

Firefox usage (as a percentage) continues to decline at LQ, and it appears likely that it will be surpassed by Chrome next year. IE usage has fallen into a single digit percentage for the first time since we’ve posted the annual update.

Operating Systems
Windows 52.24%
Linux 34.77%
Macintosh 9.44%
Android 1.58%
iOS 1.31%

Linux usage is once again down slightly, as is Windows usage. Macintosh is slightly up and both Android and iOS have cracked into the single digit percentages.

I’d also like to take this time to thank each and every LQ member. You are what make the site great; without you, we simply wouldn’t exist. I’d like to once again thank the LQ mod team, whose continued dedication ensures that things run as smoothly as they do. Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards , which recently opened.

–jeremy

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5 Responses to Happy New Year & Browser and OS stats for 2013

  1. Thank You, Wish You too Very Happy New Year 2014.

  2. Glenn Hughes says:

    Of all of the replies, how many people are actually using all of the operating systems. My work PC is Windows 7 and an Ubuntu Laptop for testing, (this doesn’t include all of my virtual machines), I have a MAC Pro for my home laptop, a Windows XP for nostalgia and a home PC Windows 7. Phone’s: Galaxy S4 for my work phone and several other Apple products, 2 x iPad, iPhone 4s (wife) iPhone 5 (son) and finally an Apple TV. Along with all of this I am shopping for a Rasberry Pi as well. I know I’m not the only person like this, so what does this do for your survey? Just curious if anyone else out there like to cross platform as well.

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