Results of AmiSurvey 97

A profile of online Amiga users

Edited By Michael Webb, Editor-in-Chief, MikeWebb@CompuServe.COM

I was contacted about this, AmiSurvey 97, a couple of months ago, and so decided to participate. Recently, I received the results via e-mail.

The survey was developed by James Ossi and Roger Hagensen (emsai@online.no), posted at http://home.sol.no/~msi/amiga/index.htm, and publicized via Usenet and Aminet (docs/announce:Emsai Survey). With permission of the survey's creators, we are publishing in full the results here (below the horizontal rule, and left unedited) for the period from August 1st through December 31st, 1997.

It would be editor-ish of me to do an analysis, but I think I'll let the results speak mostly for themselves. I will note, however, as James Ossi pointed out to me, that the trend seems to be towards higher-end Amiga configurations. That makes sense, since the people who filled out the survey are all online, and it takes a fairly up-to-date Amiga to run modern Internet software.


Ami-Survey results from 1st August to 31th Dec 97 (votes in brackets)



AMIGA:
1st  1200                    (61)
2nd  4000                    (39)
3rd  3000                    (18)
4th  2000                    (13)
5th   500                     (8)


CPU:
1st  030                     (65)
2nd  060                     (30)
3rd  040                     (25)
4th  020                     (11)
5th  ex aequo PPC & 000       (4)


MMU, FPU:
yes 99% of votes


CD ROM:
1st  4x                      (52)
2nd  2x                      (24)
3rd  no CD ROM               (22)
4th  12x                     (12)
5th  6x                       (9)


HD:
1st   1.1-2.5 Gb             (46)
2nd   501-1 Gb               (41)
3rd   0-270 Mb               (31)
4th   >2.5 Gb                (22)
5th   271-500 Mb             (19)


RAM:
Chip
2 Mb (90% of votes)


Fast
1st  16 Mb                   (37)
2nd   8 Mb                   (26)
3rd  ex ae. 4 & 32 Mb        (10)
4th  ex ae. 48 & >64 Mb       (9)
5th  ex ae. 6 & 20 Mb         (4)


VIDEO CARD:
1st  CV64                               (24)
2nd  Picasso                            (14)
3rd  RetinaZ2                            (3)
4th  ex ae. OpalVision & Piccolo SD64    (2)


AUDIO CARD:
1st  Toccata (7)
2nd  ex ae. Clarity16, Melody, Sunrize AD516, YamahaDB50XG, Concerto (1)


PROGRAMS:
1st   Directory Opus                    (66)
2nd   Miami                             (65)
3rd   YAM                               (63)
4th   IBrowse                           (47)
5th   FinalWriter                       (39)
6th   Aweb                              (38)
7th   ex ae. DeluxePaint & PPaint       (29)
8th   Wordworth                         (24)
9th   AmFTP                             (22)
10th  ex ae. ImageFX & Imagine          (20)


UPGRADE/MIGRATE:
1st   PowerAmiga                        (88)
2nd   No Upgrade                        (28)
3rd   060                               (16)
4th   Other                              (4)
5th   PC clone                           (2)


USAGE:
1st   Internet/Comms                   (111)
2nd   Graphics                          (84)
3rd   Games                             (76)
4th   Programming                       (63)
5th   DTP                               (49)
6th   Music                             (39)
7th   Sound                             (33)
8th   Other                             (30)


JOINED:
1st   Local Amiga User Group                                       (19)
2nd   Team Amiga                                                   (10)
3rd   Amiga-related mailing list                                    (7)
4th   ex ae. A.T.O. & Local BBS                                     (6)
5th   Datatypes Association                                         (4)
6th   ex ae. Demo Group, CUCUG, Hastings Amiga                      (3)
7th   ex ae. A. Dev. Network, AmigaSoc UK, Converg. Intl.           (2)


NATION:
1st   USA                               (34)
2nd   Canada                            (18)
3rd   Germany                           (14)
4th   U.K.                              (13)
5th   Norway                            (12)
6th   Australia                          (7)
7th   ex ae. Italy & Sweden              (6)
8th   Netherlands                        (5)
9th   Spain                              (4)
10th  ex ae. France, Hungary, Spain      (3)




Total incoming votes:                    140
Programs voted:                          306