OS X Mavericks Already Running on 11.8% of Mac Computers
OS X Mavericks adoption is taking off pretty quickly, as statistics
show. According to the firm, 11.8% of Macs in North America are already running OS X Mavericks as of October 27th, just five days after the release of the operating system.
In case you’re wondering how significant these numbers are, despite being only about a tenth of the Mac population, it took OS X Mountain Lion over a month to reach about the 10% adoption milestone. In other words, OS X Mavericks is being installed on user machines about six times faster than OS X Mountain Lion when it was the latest and greatest option from Apple.
Much of the fast adoption probably has to do with the fact that OS X Mavericks is a free upgrade
from the Mac App Store, whereas previous versions of OS X required users to shell out their hard-earned money to upgrade. Apple is also allowing users of OS X Snow Leopard and later to upgrade to OS X Mavericks seamlessly, whereas in the past, users needed to upgrade their operating systems sequentially to get to the latest.
OS X Mavericks gives Mac users over 200 new features, including all-new iBooks and Maps applications, App Nap, compressed memory, Finder tabs, and file tagging among several other new features. If you haven't installed OS X Mavericks yet already, we would recommend the upgrade whenever you get a chance to install it.
via Cult of Mac