There were 780,000 unique visitors to this site in 2008, according to my stats, up from 650,000 in 2007.
Windows 80.5% (down from 82.1%)
Mac 4.2% (up from 4%)
Linux 4.1% (up from 3.5%)
IE 51.5% (down from 58.8%)
Firefox 25.3% (up from 20.5%)
Opera 4.1% (up from 3.2%)
Safari 2.8% (up from 2.5%)
Chrome 0.6% (new, not available all year)
Most read 2008 posts
Note: some of the most-read posts in 2008 were published in 2007 or earlier, including Outlook is slow, RSS broken (complete with 188 comments), and Annoying Word 2007 problem – can’t select text (248 comments) – both examples of users searching for fixes to problems with Microsoft software.
From 2008, these were the 10 most read:
Why I can’t use Microsoft Live search for real work (I now think some of the problems mentioned in this post are to do with inappropriate localization)
VirtualBox is amazing, 50% faster than Virtual PC on my PC (intriguing as a recent review I saw claimed that Virtual PC is actually faster than VirtualBox).
Thanks for reading in 2008, and Happy New Year. I may do a more general review of 2008 if I can find the time before it is too late!