According to Chitika, an analytics company, Mac OS X Lion only holds 16% of the Mac OS market share, trailing behind Snow Leopard (56%) and Leopard (22%) -- indicating poor adoption of the newest operating system in comparison to previous releases.
Even though Apple announced over a million downloads of Mac OS X Lion with in the first day of its release, and in October Tim Cook announced that Apple had sold 6 million copies of Lion since its launch, claiming a massive 80% growth over Snow Leopard, according to Chitika, that pace has significantly slowed down. Chitika cites stability issues (Wi-Fi and MacBook Pro battery performance) and dislike of the iOS-like UI features as reasons for the supposed slow adoption of the new OS.
Now we've all had our gripes with Lion, but from where we're standing, we're pretty much happy with what the OS has to offer. So we thought it would be great to see just how many of our TUAW readers are running Mac OS X Lion, as opposed to Snow Leopard, Tiger or another operating system.
|I've upgraded to the king of the desktop, I'm running Lion (10.7).||4454 (68.7%)|
|I'm keeping things cool with Snow Leopard (10.6).||1774 (27.4%)|
|Leopard is just fine for me (10.5)||151 (2.3%)|
|I'm running things old school with Tiger (10.4).||46 (0.7%)|
|I don't use Mac OS X.||58 (0.9%)|