The good folks over at Valve collect and publish statistics about the hardware that their users have installed. For their latest July 2010 stats, they’ve started including installed software.

Some interesting highlights:

  • 56.82% have a dual-core CPU, 26.57% have quad-core, and 0.00% have 24 cores.
  • 100% have Steam installed. (derr)
  • Over 40% are using Windows 7, more than XP or Vista.
  • 5.81% have Paint.NET installed, vs. The GIMP at 6.26%. Not bad for an app that’s 8 years younger with fewer contributors than you can count on 3 fingers.

I’m looking forward to the next update!