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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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