ComputerBase Chronicle 2007

ComputerBase Chronicle 2007

A look at the introduction of the ComputerBase chronicle of last year and the course of 2007 reveals that we have now finally lost the introductory words for our annual annual chronicle. In disbelief like the years before, we look back on the past 365 days, which we did not expect in this form.

But even in 2007 ComputerBase was able to continue the steep upward trend that has been going on for years. The visitor records with 3,850,000 unique visitors and 22,700,000 page impressions from November 2006 have been forgotten, since 5,390,000 unique visitors and 31,150,000 page impressions have been at the top of the rankings since November 2007. This corresponds to a monthly increase of 40 and 37 percent respectively.

According to the Working Group Online Research (AGOF), ComputerBase currently reaches 740,000 real people or 1.9 percent of the recorded online users - 10.4 Percent more than in 2006. The AGOF survey also reports that 72.4 percent of ComputerBase readers are male and 27.6 percent are female. 62.7 percent of our readers are employed and 27.1 percent are in training. (PDF file) provides detailed information.

No less lively More than the entire page was in our forum, which now has over 330,000 topics, more than 3,500,000 posts and a good 280,000 registered members (84,000 of them active in the last six months). For the first time, more than 100,000 new topics were written within one year with around 107,000 threads (76,000 in 2006) and the number of postings climbed to more than 1,115,000 for the first time over the million mark (736,000 in 2006). In total, ComputerBase welcomed around 99,000 new members in the last 52 weeks.

And which editorial contributions were for the readers of ComputerBase in 2007 byspecial interest? On the news side, our news with the title ' Windows Vista: Driver overview (update) ' clearly stands out. With 350,000 views it is not only the absolute number one of the year, the message is also at the top of the all-time list of the best. The number one message from last year, ' Futuremark introduces 3DMark06 ', is still in 2nd place on the all-time best list - followed by the message ' ComputerBase Mozilla Optimizer discontinued “From 2004. Further reports from 2007 follow in sixth, ninth and eleven places.

An overview of the top 5 reports from 2007:

Traditionally, articles have a little harder time than reports to climb to the top of the ranking in the year of their publication, as they only receive a large part of their hits with accumulate over time (primarily as results in search engines). And so there is in fact no article from 2007 in the all-time top 5, which is made up of the articles 'Test: GeForce 7600 GT, 7900 GT and 7900 GTX' (2006), 'Test: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX '(2006),' Test: ATi Radeon X1800, X1600 and X1300 '(2005),' Test: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 and E6600 '(2006) and' Instructions: Integrate Service Pack 2 in Windows XP CD ' (2004), again.

With a sixth place position, last year's articles are hot on the heels of the evergreens. Thematically, the top 5 from 2007 have everything under control: graphics cards have to be. It was only in ninth place that the PlayStation 3 test was able to put an article whose focus was not on the AMD or Nvidia drawing boards. All in allRecord 97 articles appeared on ComputerBase 2007.

The top 5 articles from 2007 at a glance:

Hot on the heels of the fifth-placed article on the “ATi Radeon X1950 Pro”, which was published in January 2007, is the test for the “ Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT (SLI) ”, the since its publication in early November 2007 has managed to attract almost as many readers.

With With the change to a new server quartet with a total of 28 processor cores and 17 gigabytes of RAM on September 15, 2007, the connection of ComputerBase to the Internet has also been increased, the servers are now available a 200 Mbit wide line including a traffic flat rate is available. Knowing about the new possibilities, we have significantly expanded the range of downloads, especially game demos, in the last few months.

As a direct consequence, readers downloaded a total of 44.5 terabytes in October and November alone of data from our computers - more than in the whole of 2006. The traffic for the whole of 2007 amounted to around 98 terabytes and has thus more than doubled compared to the already strong previous year (39 terabytes). For comparison: In 2004 our traffic was still a manageable 8.76 terabytes.

Key data of the ComputerBase-Server
Webserver DB-Master Mail & DB-Slave Downloads Processor 2x Intel Xeon E5310 2x Intel Xeon E5310 2x Intel Xeon E5310 1x Intel Xeon E5310 RAM 4 gigabytes 8 gigabytes 4 gigabytes 1 gigabyteHard disk 2x 146 GB SAS 15krpm 2x 146 GB SAS 15krpm 2x 146 GB SAS 15krpm 2x 160 GB SATA

The proportion of ComputerBase readers that rely on an operating system Redmond set remained unchanged at 96.44 percent (compared to 96.43 percent in 2006). Within the Windows faction, however, Windows XP had to pay tribute to its successor, Windows Vista, and lost around 18 percent to 70.86 percent. In December 2007, 21.66 percent of ComputerBase readers surfed with Windows Vista. In third place is Windows 2000 with a share of 2.22 percent. In addition, both Linux and Mac OS X made gains. In December 2007, around 1.78 percent were on the move with Linux and around 1.41 percent with Mac OS X.

Operating systems December 2007
Unit: Percent
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 2000
    • Linux
    • Mac OS X

After years of the rapidly rising fire fox, little changed on the browser front in 2007. Mozilla Firefox was only able to increase marginally from 55 percent to 56.8 percent, while Microsoft is still well behind with 32.26 percent (Internet Explorer in total). After a slight bout of weakness, the Opera browser was able to make up for the loss in 2006 and rose from six to a good eight percent. Almost a percent of readers use Apple's Safari browser on the computer base.

Browser December 2007
Unit: Percent
    • Firefox
    • InternetExplorer
    • Opera
    • Safari

In the past 365 days, however, there have been interesting developments in the screen resolutions of our readers . Not only that the declining resolution of 1024x768, which has been falling for years, has further lost ground (from 26 to 18 percent). The resolution of 1280x1024, which was still extremely strong last year, has also passed its zenith and has lost six percent from 46 to 40 percent. On the other hand, the 1680x1050 resolution was able to almost triple its share to 13.59 percent, which brings it to third place for the resolutions on ComputerBase. Overall, the proportion of readers who view ComputerBase with a resolution higher than 1280x1024 increased from 11 to 26 percent in 2007. The trend towards higher resolutions cannot be dismissed out of hand.

And who do we have all these numbers in owe primarily to? To our readers! Whether regular or occasional readers, whether home page or Google hits - it is our readers who have made ComputerBase what it is today, also through numerous suggestions for improvement in our forum. We would like to emphasize at this point all the members who have put together countless instructions, FAQs and HowTos as [url?/Forum/leserartikel /] readers' articles [/url] and keep them up to date month after month. Another achievement of our community that we are proud of. And which we want to emphasize even more in the future.

Finally, our thanks also go to the hardworking team of moderators who have made our forum a place on the Internet that you can consider yourself lucky to be - not always one simple and above all grateful task. aki, b-runner, blümli, Boron, Brigitta,Fiona, Green Mamba, HappyMutant (access 2007), Lenny (access 2007), MacII (access 2007), Mueli (access 2007), niz, Noxman, olly3052 (administrator), phil., PuppetMaster, QUEEN, rumpel01 (access 2007) , Shagrath, Stewi (retired administrator), TeddyBiker, The Prophet and _DJ2P-GER_ (access 2007) - thank you very much!

We wish all readers a happy new year 2008!

The ComputerBase team