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01-04-2013, 04:48 PM #1
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Now the Most Popular OS for Macs
Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, is now the most widely used operating system on Mac computers according to data from a firm known as Net Applications. Above, a graph shows the popularity between OS X Moutain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard.
Mac OS X Leopard has been on a steady decline, now running on under 10% of Macs, however Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion are all meeting at about the same spot on the graph at the end of December 2012, sharing close to 30% of Mac share, each, in order to build the rest of the Mac user base. OS X Mountain Lion, of course, being the highest of them all at 32%.
The graph also shows us how quickly OS X Mountain Lion was adopted just after its initial release in July of 2012. As soon as August hit, the increase in users has been steady up to December of 2012.
One thing that we can see from the graph is how reluctant Mac users are to upgrade their software. OS X Mountain Lion’s 32% share of all Macs in use today is a considerable amount, however it’s not a whole lot – only about a third of Mac users. With all of the new features introduced in OS X Mountain Lion, it seems like that number would be anecdotally higher.
Sources: ComputerWorld via MacRumors
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-04-2013 at 05:01 PM.
01-04-2013, 05:01 PM #2
I love ML. I have Win 8 on my Bootcamp so I can play "Steam" games and I honestly don't think it's a bad Os, I just tremendously prefer OSx. So much more user friendly.
Also off topic , I have Win 8 on my 17inch retina and on my 13inch MBP. If anyone knows how to fix the brightness and volume controls please let me know. They work fine on the 13 but the retina not at all. Damn Apple and there drivers.
Last edited by mustard05; 01-04-2013 at 05:04 PM.
01-04-2013, 06:17 PM #3
01-04-2013, 08:08 PM #4
I installed mountain lion but the not staying awake on network activity, the growl notifications not being anywhere near as customisable to specific events and native notification centre being a total waste of the memory it takes to run annoyed me massively. Back on lion now and everything works totally smoothly, mountain lion would beach ball a fair bit more too.
01-04-2013, 10:36 PM #5
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01-05-2013, 01:20 AM #6
So its crazy cheap AND it still took 6 months. Thats slipping big time.
01-05-2013, 11:17 AM #7
01-06-2013, 10:46 AM #8
I was able to fix my issue. Just an update. Reinstalled the Apple drivers and all the issue were fixed. Thank goodness. I can now say Win 8 works flawlessly on a 15inch rMPB. Back on topic now.
01-07-2013, 10:16 AM #9