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OS X Yosemite boasts better first week adoption than Mavericks


OS X Yosemite boasts better first week adoption than Mavericks

Apple’s latest desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, is showing good signs of adoption after just one week in the wild.

New data reckons the national park-inspired OS has snagged 12.8% adoption during its first week.

The figures suggest Yosemite has had better uptake than Mavericks, which boasted a slightly slimmer 12.4% adoption rate.

Compare that to OS X Mountain Lion however, and the increase is substantial – the v.10.8 clocked in at a mere 5.6% adoption during week one.

The stats come courtesy of ad network Chikita, whose research arm tallies up traffic coming from various operating systems.

"To quantify the first week of OS X Yosemite adoption, Chitika Insights sampled tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian Mac OS X-based online ad impressions running through the Chitika Ad Network," the report reads.

The ad firm reckons the improved uptake is a result of boosted Mac sales over the past year, with Apple recently revealing huge phone and computer sales across the board.

Its latest earnings call revealed the fruity firm had flogged around 5.5 million Macs over a three-month quarter, ending in September 2014.

This trumped Apple’s previous record for Mac sales in Q4 2011, where the company managed to sell a formidable 4.9 million.

The uptake also comes at an especially interesting time as PC sales have generally been falling in the wake of increasing popularity for smaller form factors like tablets of smartphones.

OS X Yosemite went live on October 16, touting a flatter design and the multi-platform ‘continuity’ feature, which should tie the knot between your desktop and iOS 8.

It's also a free upgrade, which likely helped boost adoption figures compared to the pricier Mountain Lion OS.

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Hamish Campbell

October 27, 2014, 1:39 pm

Has anyone upgraded yet? What is the impact on non-technical family members who are adverse to change? I.e. my wife.

If one has to find stuff in different places, my life may become a nightmare.

Gareth Burleigh

October 27, 2014, 1:51 pm

Its business as usual Hamish been using it since the Beta opened on my non work machines and upgraded my work machine the other day. Runs rock steady and I personally like the refresh the whole OS has been given but maybe take a look first and see if you like it.

Only things that come to mind that have changed that might throw a non technical user is clearing Safari is different and not ideal, reader has switched to an icon in the address bar and iTunes has been given a makeover and somethings have been moved around a little

If your running iPhones and iPads along your Mac handoff is great and works perfectly. Assuming your Mac/ios devices are compatible

If there is any software you MUST have Id recommend checking its compatible for example I had to purchase Motion 5 as 4 was incompatible.

All in all its nice but your not really missing out on anything by not upragading if your not sure


Hamish Campbell

October 27, 2014, 2:22 pm

Cheers Gareth, doesn't sound too dangerous then, and probably would help out my administration tasks with the wife's iPhone :)

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