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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gets Three Million Downloads In 4 Days 397

Posted by samzenpus
from the busy-servers dept.
hypnosec writes "Apple has announced that its latest Mac OS X version, Mountain Lion, has had three million downloads in just four days thereby making it the most successful OS in Cupertino's history. Philip Schiller, iPhone maker's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, 'Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever.'"
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gets Three Million Downloads In 4 Days

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  • by advocate_one (662832) on Monday July 30, 2012 @01:55PM (#40820745)
    would have saved them quite a bit of bandwidth... and given another legitimate use for torrents...
  • by Jeremiah Cornelius (137) on Monday July 30, 2012 @02:08PM (#40820903) Homepage Journal

    FileVault2 is worthwhile.

    So is multi-destination Time Machine.

    There's a bunch of better integrations to iCloud - which are interesting - and make Time Machine less valuable, at the same time. ;-)

    The other cloud/SaaS plugin services are no use to me, as I don't Twit, etc.

    I like airplay mirroring. It makes my 1080p TV a big display via Apple TV - without cabling.

  • Re:Depends on Why... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Dynedain (141758) <slashdot2@@@anthonymclin...com> on Monday July 30, 2012 @03:06PM (#40821619) Homepage

    You're absolutely correct. And I think the fact that it was a painless upgrade through their App store made it so quick for adoption.

    Compare to Microsoft's download options for Win7 where you had to find which online store you could actually purchase a download from, then download the disc image, find and download another app to turn that into something you could boot from, reboot the machine, and pray things would choke during the reformat. Not to mention the multiple price points and versions.

    The Mountain Lion upgrade on the other hand was:
    1) Open App store.
    2) Click install next the Mountain Lion.
    3) Pay $20 (or redeem an install code between steps 1 and 2)
    4) After download completes, launch the App from you Applications Folder
    5) Click ok, ok, agree, ok
    6) Wait for restart.

    Easiest OS upgrade I have ever seen. Even Windows service packs are more complicated.

  • Re:Apple (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Phrogman (80473) on Monday July 30, 2012 @04:37PM (#40822605) Homepage

    I was *so* impressed with Apple years ago. My wife had an older OS/X laptop and had just bought a new one. The old one was running when she booted up the new one and during the setup process (all of about 3 minutes to be on the web), it popped up a dialog stating it noticed another laptop was running nearby and would we like to transfer the user settings and data from that machine to this one? Click yes and it was done in no time.
    After years of fucking around with Windows systems, it was a joy to see something like that done right. Actually, thats the way I think of OS/X mostly - it works the way I want it to most of the time, and the rest of the time I pay it no attention because its not malfunctioning. I readily admit MS has made great leaps and bounds between Win7 and WinXP, but its still not as polished.

We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.

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