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OS X Mountain Lion Downloaded 3 Million Times in Four Days


Apple has announced that OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) downloads have exceeded three million in four days, "making it the most successful OS X release in Apple's history".
"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," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Mountain Lion was released to the Mac App Store on July 25th for $19.99. In comparison, Apple announced one million downloads of OS X Lion (10.7) in the first day of its launch.

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26 months ago
It's either a great triumph for Mountain Lion… Or an admission that nobody was particularly attached to Lion.
Rating: 21 Votes
26 months ago
this thing dusts microsoft in launches as a percentage of its user base. so awesome. most of my tech friends are still using XP lmao.
Rating: 17 Votes
26 months ago
Love it so far!

especially dictation, Notification Center, Launchpad search and all these other little things I've encountered so far. And it's soooo zippy :)
Rating: 11 Votes
26 months ago

Windows 8 will do double that in half the time.


You are delusional if you really think that.
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago

3 Million @ $19.99 - a cool 59 BILLION dollars....jeepers! :)


I wish my bank's systems used your math! ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago
I like the price.
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago
Windows 8 can do that too.

(in 4 years);)
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago

this thing dusts microsoft in launches as a percentage of its user base. so awesome. most of my tech friends are still using XP lmao.


16 euros vs 200-300. No wonder.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
It's installed and running. But Apple, now go and fix all those bugs.
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
My late 2008 MBP doesn't get some of the marquee features but I will admit it seems to run much faster/smoother now, especially safari. I didn't even do a clean install.
Rating: 4 Votes

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