Snow Leopard Outsells Predecessors in Opening Weeks of Availability
September 17, 2009 1:15 PM
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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
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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9/17/2009 11:42:39 PM
People deride the 10.5.x upgrades. On 10.5.7, Macs got an upgrade giving them 1hr extra of battery life. Even the MSI Wind hackintosh did as well, even though Atom's power management is not supported in OSX, meaning the fix was not related to CPU frequency scaling.
Service packs come out and roll out fixes and some new features as well. XP sp1a gave you better USB support, removed MS Java due to the lawsuit, and gave more features to hyperthreading. SP2 gave a security center, implemented badly needed security fixes, and easier wireless network support. SP3 gave one new security fix from vista for XP, updated XP to make sure WPA2 is there, and other stuff.
But OSX releases many more . releases than Microsoft does service packs. Both offer each a few new features each time and are comparable in nature.
With OSX, EVERY 10.x upgrade is faster than the previous version, and arstechnica has proven this each time. It might be Win7 can finally say that, but it set the bar fairly low with Vista.
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