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Less Than Half The Phoronix Traffic Is From Linux Systems

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Published on 25 February 2014 03:51 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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With the recent news of Linux's overall web traffic doubling to about 2%, here are some Phoronix web statistics for those interested.

Just for those curious Phoronix readers, the percent of Linux web traffic to Phoronix this month is at 46.6%. This is about average with normally seeing 40~50% of our web traffic being from Linux systems. Of the remaining traffic, just under 40% is from Windows systems, about 7.5% is from Apple systems, and another 8% is from an unknown OS. BSD is advertised at 0.3% while Solaris is also just above zero.

This breakdown of Phoronix.com traffic is about normal. While we're mostly focused on Linux news and Linux hardware reviews, it's usually less than half of the HTTP traffic is from Linux systems. This comes down to some Phoronix readers viewing on Windows (or OS X) based work PCs, some faking their user-agent strings, lots of organic traffic from Google Search, and even some Windows readers being interested in our content due to frequently delivering exclusive hardware stories and other articles, etc. It's been pretty much this way for years, going back to the founding of Phoronix ten years ago.

When it comes to web-browser use on Phoronix.com, Firefox leads at 43% followed by Google Chrome at 28%, and then Microsoft Internet Explorer at 7.9%.

Those curious about other general Phoronix stats can find a few more unrelated bits of information on Alexa where we have a global rank of 16,542 and on Netcraft with our rank of 2,166.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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