With Mac OS X Lion due out this “summer”, it seems that most Mac users stay up to date with their OS. Net Applications (via GigaOm), is showing that 68% of Mac users are running the current Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard holds 24%, and 10.4 Tiger holds 6%. […]
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68% of Mac Users Reportedly Running Snow Leopard

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With Mac OS X Lion due out this “summer”, it seems that most Mac users stay up to date with their OS. Net Applications (via GigaOm), is showing that 68% of Mac users are running the current Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard holds 24%, and 10.4 Tiger holds 6%. The remainder goes to users running 10.3 and earlier.

To me, this doesn’t so much suggest that Mac users keep up with their OS (they do), as much as it shows the massive growth the Mac is seeing. That is, Apple is selling more and more Macs each quarter, and in doing so, the numbers for their latest OS keep expanding faster than their predecessor’s.

At any rate, that’s an impressive adoption rate. I’m willing to bet, a large number of Windows users are still running Windows XP, which is a ten year old piece of software.

Chart courtesy of Net Applications.

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