Our September 2007 survey polled the folks visiting the PC Pitstop web site to determine just how intimate people are with their PCs. Nine out of ten people surveyed indicated that they knew the manufacturer of their PC, the size of their hard drives and how much RAM is installed. Almost as many indicated that they remember the model number of their PC and who manufactured the CPU. No surprises there. These are the common attributes that PC marketers highlight in their ads and that most people look for when buying a PC.
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The results of our May 2007 PC Gaming Survey have been analyzed. How many people use the various shortcuts or media features on their computer?
The significant highlights:
- Over 70% of people under twenty reported not having a fax modem.
- Almost 70% of people never use that menu button by the spacebar. Right-click does the same thing. It takes more energy to take your hand off the mouse than it does to right-click, however.
- Not even 2% of people who responded use the SysRq key. Maybe it’s time to take that off the keyboard.
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The results of our April 2007 PC Gaming Survey have been analyzed. Below are some of our findings.
Almost everyone has a favorite PC game. Almost 96% of the responders to our survey indicate that they play one or more PC games on a regular basis. While the games that are loaded with the Windows operating systems are not as addictive as other types, almost 70% indicated that they occasionally or regularly play these free games.
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