Statistical Information About Ghacks Readers

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 11, 2009
Updated • May 26, 2017

I think it is interesting to provide some general statistical information about the site and its visitors every now and then.

Some users might just skip reading the post while others will probably find it an interesting read. The post takes the data from traffic analysis software scripts like Google Analytics and Awstats.

Lets begin with some basic information about browsers and operating system. More than 50% of all Ghacks visitors are using the Firefox web browser followed by Microsoft's Internet Explorer with 35%, Google Chrome with 4%, Safari with 4% and Opera with close to 4%.

The situation is different operating system wise. Roughly 90% of all users that come to Ghacks use a Windows operating system, hence the major concentration on that operating system. Apple Macintosh users make up almost 6% of all visits while Linux users are close to 3.5%.

operating systems ghacks

If you look at some of the more technical statistics available you notice more diversity in the numbers. While 1024x768 is still the major screen resolution with almost 24%, 1280x800 with almost 20%, 1280x1024 with 16%, 1680x1050 and 1440x900 with 10% each are all above the 10% value and worth considering. There are still about 2% of all users that access with a screen resolution of 800x600.

And yes, there are some pretty strange resolutions out there like 2048x768, 3840x1024, 832x624, 1050x1400 or 1296x1304.

screen resolutions

Where are all the visitors coming from? A majority of 40% comes from the United States followed by the United Kingdom with almost 9%, Canada with 5%, India and Australia with 3% and Germany with almost 3%.


The majority of users has a broadband connection at his disposal although there is a large 30% unknown factor in the stats. DSL, Cable and T1 users make up almost 60% of all connections to Ghacks while dialups are at about 2%.


That sums it up for now. Any other information that you would like to take a look at? Let me know and I might share it with everyone.

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  1. Anonymous said on March 14, 2009 at 9:16 am

    I guess u just felt like typing

  2. Nic Moon said on March 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Yea, I suppose. I was trying to be a little comical.

    Netbooks run a 1024×600 at least most 10″s I know of. Unless the javascript or whatever just rounds that up.

  3. RG said on March 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Go Canada Go ;)

  4. eRIZ said on March 11, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Very interesting, what really surprised me was a 1024×768 screen resolution as a majority

    Because of netbooks. ;)

  5. Rick said on March 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Would the 2048×768 be people running dual 1024×768 displays?

  6. Nic Moon said on March 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Apparently gHacks needs more Firefox articles. 35% for a tech community is a pretty sad amount of IE users IMO.

    1. Martin said on March 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      not if you consider that 80% of traffic comes from search engines.

  7. Cyclonus said on March 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I bet majority of the Windows run XP.
    Lets ask Martin, what OS, browser and screen resoulution do you run?

    1. Martin said on March 11, 2009 at 4:13 pm

      I run Windows XP SP3 as my main operating system, Firefox 3.x as my main browser and a screen resolution of 1920×1200.

  8. garbanzo said on March 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    i feel sad for all the people out there with such tiny screens :(

    fun read, thanks!

  9. Transcontinental said on March 11, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Very interesting, what really surprised me was a 1024×768 screen resolution as a majority. Firefox with 50+% is not so much of a surprise considering GHacks does deal with techie stuff, even if not only. USA as #1 surpsided me a bit, I would have expected a more European domination (UK, Scandinavia, Germany. Interesting. By the way, stats realing with a 0.0x percent does mean quite many visitors :)

    Martin, we love your site, we appreciate your commitment!

  10. Martin said on March 11, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    milo that’s the rest of the countries.

  11. milo said on March 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    What is the grey 29% percent section in the graph of visitors by country?

  12. Paul(us). said on March 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Its ferry encouraging to read that a ferry littel country like the Netherlands is number 7 on your list, before “superpowers” ( measured by the number of inhabitants) like Italy, France.
    And actually it’s not so strange to read that Firefox is number one with Ghacks readers.
    The only figure that is somewhat disappointing that from Linux o.s. users.

  13. Dani said on March 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Windows XP FTW!

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