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Snow Leopard sold nearly twice as many copies as Tiger and Leopard in first few weeks

Apple is selling its latest Mac OS Snow Leopard at a very brisk pace according to reports from research firm NPD. NPD reports that the sales of Snow Leopard have far exceeded the sales of the previous operating systems Leopard and Tiger.

According to numbers gathered by NPD, Apple has sold nearly twice as many copies of Snow Leopard as it did Leopard and almost four times as many copies compared to Tiger. Another important metric for Apple is the fact that while sales of Snow Leopard have decreased since the first week the OS was offered, the decrease hadn't been nearly as significant as the past two OS updates over the same period.

NPD reports that Snow Leopard has seen sales decrease about 25% after its first week of release. Leopard and Tiger sales decreased by about 60% after the first week of availability in comparison. Stephen Baker from NPD said, "Even though some considered Snow Leopard to be less feature-focused than the releases of Leopard or Tiger, the ease of upgrading to Snow Leopard and the affordable pricing made it a win-win for Apple computer owners — thus helping to push sales to record numbers."

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what are the chances...
By omnicronx on 9/17/2009 1:44:00 PM , Rating: 5
That a 30 dollar OS is going to sell better than a 100+ dollar OS.

This is pocket change in comparison, of course its going to sell better.

In other news, Toyota sells more cars than Ferrari, buyers proclaim price was not a factor!

RE: what are the chances...
By amanojaku on 9/17/2009 2:03:00 PM , Rating: 5
Amen, dude... I've been on DT for about four years and I finally feel like a lot of the other hecklers on this site. Is it really necessary to:

1) State established facts as if they're new discoveries?
2) Perpetuate the Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux vs. Other fights?
3) Publish articles several days or weeks after everyone else does, including non-technical sites?
4) Sensationalize EVERYTHING ?
5) Discuss virtualization so often that no one cares?
6) Provide no real value compared to other news aggregators?
7) Copy and paste, er, PARAPHRASE other articles without finding sources?

If it wasn't for the comments this site would be useless. Most of what I learn comes from posters, and you guys are funny, too.

RE: what are the chances...
By Smartless on 9/17/2009 2:11:37 PM , Rating: 2
Agree and agree. But how many of us are trolls in disguise? Me, I just come here because I'm too lazy to look up my own articles elsewhere and some posters are rocket scientist or something (Masher2). lol. I also find it funny that this story and the "Snow Leopard is less secure the Windows 7" are right next to each other.

RE: what are the chances...
By Mitch101 on 9/17/2009 3:08:13 PM , Rating: 2
For me its because Apple runs on Intel hardware that for $30.00 I'm going to take a shot at building a Hackintosh.

I would suspect this also makes it easy and cheap for hackers to build Hackintoshes to explore exploits.

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith
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