[MUD-Dev] Breakdown of Java users

Christopher Kohnert chris at achaea.com
Fri Nov 21 23:36:09 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


As promised, I've gathered some relatively useful statistics on
exactly what types of Java end users are running. There was
apparently some question as to the value of sticking with Java 1.1
for client purposes. I think the following numbers justify it pretty
clearly.

Incidentally (for those who are curious), we gathered these stats by
simply querying each player who was logged in using our javaclient
periodically over a two day span. Each client then reports back to
us what it's running on, and we record it.

(Btw, no pity for variable-width email users. *g*)

The Java User Breakdown:

   >>> os.arch                              Count  Percent <<<
  x86                                      34090    95.3%
  ppc                                        865     2.4%
  PowerPC                                    737     2.1%
  sparc                                       63     0.2%
  i386                                        22     0.1%

   >>> os.name                              Count  Percent <<<
  Windows NT                               14858    41.5%
  Windows 98                               11368    31.8%
  Windows XP                                5552    15.5%
  Windows 95                                1163     3.3%
  Windows 2000                               971     2.7%
  Mac OS X                                   865     2.4%
  Mac OS                                     737     2.1%
  Windows Me                                 178     0.5%
  SunOS                                       63     0.2%
  Linux                                       22     0.1%

   >>> java.version                         Count  Percent <<<
  1.1.4                                    25558    71.4%
  1.4.2                                     2926     8.2%
  1.4.1                                     2596     7.3%
  1.3.1                                     1871     5.2%
  1.4.0                                     1081     3.0%
  1.1                                        943     2.6%
  1.1.8                                      608     1.7%
  1.1.7                                      129     0.4%
  1.1.5                                       65     0.2%

   >>> java.vendor                          Count  Percent <<<
  Microsoft Corp.                          26501    74.1%
  Sun Microsystems Inc.                     7609    21.3%
  Apple Computer, Inc.                      1602     4.5%
  Netscape Communications Corporation         65     0.2%

For those who were interested, enjoy!

Chris
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