Monday, December 31, 2007

Not your father's web

Google Analytics shows a bunch of interesting data. One is "Operating Systems". Browsers identify themselves via a string that can also mention the operating system that they're running under. (That string can't always be believed. You can tell your browser to fib about itself; one notorious use of this is to get past lazy web site creators who refuse to deal with anything but Internet Explorer.)

So, Dear Readers, Google Analytics say that 79.05% of you use Windows. (Sigh... I hope you'll at least consider dual booting.) 12.80% of you use Linux (yay!), and 7.79% of you use Macintoshes (welcome aboard...). That doesn't add up to 100%.... and indeed, 0.07% don't say what OS they're using. Maybe their browsers don't give that info by default, or maybe they just like their privacy.

But wait... that still doesn't get everyone. Four of you are doing something else altogether, for the "operating system" strings Google Analytics sees are
  • Danger Hiptop
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Playstation Portable
  • iPhone
How cool is that? I don't even know what a "Danger Hiptop" is. :) (OK, now I do. It's an Internet-capable cell phone, also sold as the T-Mobile Sidekick.)

I'm happy you're all here, whatever system you use.

UPDATE: OK... the day I will celebrate is the day that I see someone is using OpenMoko to read my blog.

3 comments:

Dan said...

*uses PS3 to read your blog just to give you another one* hehe

Melissa Yeuxdoux said...

Awww... thank you! :)

Dan said...

You're welcome. :)