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One Million Copies of Lion Bought From Mac App Store

Apple announced today that more than 1 million copies of OS X Lion have been downloaded from the Mac App Store worldwide in the day it has been available. Apple notes users are buying Lion faster than any other OS release in Apple's history.

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller:
Lion is off to a great start, user reviews and industry reaction have been fantastic. Lion is a huge step forward, it’s not only packed with innovative features but it’s incredibly easy for users to update their Macs to the best OS we’ve ever made.
At 3.7GB per download, this totals more than 3.5 petabytes of data -- 3,700,000 gigabytes.

In 2005, it took more than a month for Apple to sell two million copies of Mac OS X Tiger. Two years later, Apple sold more than two million copies of Mac OS X Leopard in its first weekend.

In 2009, it was estimated that sales of Snow Leopard -- which, like Lion, was priced considerably cheaper than either Tiger or Leopard -- were double that of Leopard, although Apple didn't tout sales numbers in a press release like they have with Lion.

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36 months ago

+3 MILION on torrent (the faster way to download it)


Lion is the first piece of software that i actually bought legally, i mean seriously a whole operating system for 30$? why torrent it? you're probably going to run into trouble updating it anyway
Rating: 24 Positives
36 months ago
So that's $30 million in one day, or around $21 million after Apple takes their cut .... wait a second ...
Rating: 21 Positives
36 months ago

A whole new OS? your kidding right?
It's a slower Snow Leopard with "NEW" WALLPAPER and "NEW" HORRIBLE Exposè.
Come on guys this is Apple Vista, it must be free.


Let's see. News is that Apple sold over a million copies of Lion in 24 hours. Your first post is to recommend downloading illegal copies. Your second post compares Lion to the biggest flop in operating system history and insults Apple's engineers and implicitly anyone buying it.

So answer me this: Are you trolling because you are just a nasty person, or is it some weird insecurity that makes you behave this way?
Rating: 21 Positives
36 months ago

People are fearful of the BOT NET. If your disc image checks out identical to a retail image, it is the same. Adhering to the EULA/distribution is another story entirely.

You can torrent Windows 7. Not that I would when I can directly download it from other sources. Just make sure you pass MD5/SHA-1 checks.


Man who gives a damn. The price is so low that even a welfare scrounger would call the upgrade to Lion pocket change.
Rating: 12 Positives
36 months ago

A whole new OS? your kidding right?
It's a slower Snow Leopard with "NEW" WALLPAPER and "NEW" HORRIBLE Exposè.
Come on guys this is Apple Vista, it must be free.


Make an appointment with Reality immediately. Your condition is worsening.
Rating: 11 Positives
36 months ago
+3 MILLION on torrent (the faster way to download it)
Rating: 11 Positives
36 months ago

Adobe Suite dosen't work on this new GREAT OS. I work with my mac I don't play like with iPad so I don't install it. That's all from me.


Never update your OS on day-one for a machine that is critical to your business workflow. This rule stands for every OS!
Rating: 11 Positives
36 months ago

Man who gives a damn. The price is so low that even a welfare scrounger would call the upgrade to Lion pocket change.

For some people roughly $30 is a lot of money. Not everyone is rich. Please understand this.
Rating: 10 Positives
36 months ago
30 mil in 24 hrs, nbd
Rating: 9 Positives
36 months ago

Man who gives a damn. The price is so low that even a welfare scrounger would call the upgrade to Lion pocket change.

Tell that to the people I see everyday without jobs, computers at home, or internet access. I doubt Lion is anywhere on their radar much less a comprehension of the alphabet, the skills to use a GUI, or even basic problem solving skills.

Seriously posting here is some bizarro world, occasionally corpo-sycophantic, detached reality compared to what exists just stepping outside the door or going to work. The shock is rather jarring sometimes.
Rating: 9 Positives

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