Anyway, I've processed the feedback sent and made some ugly pie-charts in Excel 2003.
- The first chart shows the "System language" of a user's system, which is the native language of their Windows installation. Unlike your regional settings, this cannot be changed without installing Windows of another language.
- The second chart shows usage of each translation made for xpize. xpize 5R5 was popular in Brazil, but 5R6 doesn't seem to have taken off, which explains why users of the Brazilian translation account for only 4%. The Farsi language isn't shown because no feedback was sent indicating anyone used it. The Welsh ("cy") translation had 1 user.
- This shows the proportion of people who used the "Simple Selector" feature rather than using the "Advanced" tree-view to customize their installation. The "null" entry shows the number of people who didn't install xpize via normal means or installs the tools.
- This chart shows that 7% of users either have System Restore disabled or deselected the option
- Lite Mode is selected by default on all OSes besides English 1033 Windows. The 29% of users who didn't have lite mode enabled matches the 29% of users running 1033 Windows. Clearly not many people are into experimentation.
- 23% of users chose not to make a backup. Note this also includes users who installed to a CD image.
- About 18% of users chose to uninstall xpize after installing it. This is disappointing, but ah well. The % used to be higher: about 25%, but it's going down a bit now so more people are satisfied with xpize.
- Finally, most users have a dual-core system setup, although single-core users are just behind. I'm a quad-core user and in the minority: only 4%. There's also a handful of people with AMD's tri-core Phenom and even fewer people with 8-core machines (though that could be people with quad-core HT processors, or dual-quad core chips)
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This post has been edited by W3bbo: 19 September 2009 - 10:05 AM