Earlier this year there was a bit of fuss when it was announced that LR4 wouldn’t support Windows XP, so I took a look at how this site’s visitors were split by operating system. It looked like of the half who were using Windows, 12% were on XP.
As you’d be crazy to visit this site for anything other than Lightroom, it seems a pretty good approximation for the kind of business data Adobe wouldn’t generally release – the split of users between the two platforms.
6 months on, I thought I’d take another look at how things are now, rather expecting the XP user base to have eroded and drifted equally onto Mac or to Windows 7. And the answer? Almost no change, which was quite a surprise in itself. It’s still close to a 50:50 split.