The last time I published stats was back in May, and now it’s time for the September edition. The numbers are pretty simple, and the positive trends I reported earlier continue.
Since May, Windows 7’s demographic has increased by 47% (wow!) and now comprises 38% of the user base. 64-bit has shot up by 41% and is now 22.5% of the user base, something that makes me very happy since it was dawdling at <1% for several years. Windows XP is finally below the 50% mark, having dropped to 43%. If you add up Vista and Win7, you get 56.4%, which is very good news. For the first time this means that the majority of Paint.NET users are not on Windows XP! My decision to drop support for XP in the forthcoming v4.0 release (“late 2011,” remember) appears to be a solid business decision, and will let me focus on using newer technologies like Direct2D. Anyone who says “you are dropping support for the majority of your users!!!1” is, well, wrong.
Yay pie charts
|May 2010||September 2010|
|Total hits to update manifest||4,243,221||3,598,716|
|Hits per day||136,878||116,087|
|Windows Vista / 2008||22.64%||18.14%|
|Windows 7 / 2008 R2||25.95%||38.25%|
|All other languages||0.86%||1.02%|
|Don’t have translations||18.62%||18.38%|