Only 25% of PC users can watch video

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Of the 70 million U.S. homes with personal computers, only about 17.4 million own the hardware and software required to view Web video in real time, according to a new survey from Media Metrix, New York. The report found the following usage statistics for hardware and software components required to watch Web video: 50.2% of all U.S. PCs are equipped with at least a Pentium or 586 processor; 43% of all home PCs have a 100MHz processor or higher; 62% of all home PCs are equipped with 16MB RAM or more; 80% of all home PCs support 256 colors (8-bit) or higher; 48.7% of all home PCs have a 28.8 modem or higher; 63.5% of all home PCs are running on the Windows 95 operating system.

Copyright September 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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