The software used to access the BBC homepage: Operating systems - part 2
by Martin Belam, 22 October 2005
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Operating systems visiting the BBC homepage
The complete dominance of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 is no surprise. Just over 70% of requests to the BBC homepage come from machines running Windows XP, and IE6 took 78% of the browser market.
In the operating system sphere the stranglehold of Windows is nearly complete - a computer running a version of Windows accounted for 95% of requests to the BBC homepage. Mac users accounted for 4.4%, with various Linux distributions making up another 0.41%.
|Operating System Share of Requests to the BBC Homepage|
|Apple Macintosh (Various versions)||4.4%|
|Windows (Various versions including CE, 3.1 and ambiguous UAs)||2.1%|
|Linux (various distributions)||0.41%|
Continue to find out about the usage of the different versions of Windows, Macintosh, Linux and legacy operating system software accessing the BBC homepage.