OS X Yosemite's Share of Mac Traffic Doubles Following Public Beta Launch

Following the launch of yesterday's public beta for OS X Yosemite, the operating system's share of global Mac traffic has nearly doubled according to installation numbers from GoSquared.

The site has been tracking the usage of OS X Yosemite in real time since its initial developer launch on June 2. Yesterday, ahead of the beta launch, Yosemite accounted for 0.26 percent of all Mac traffic globally and as of today, that number has crept up to 0.49 percent.

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In just over 24 hours, the number of Yosemite users has doubled, and those numbers will likely grow even further today and over the weekend as additional testers download the beta OS. Many users are still having issues downloading the software, which is preventing Yosemite from reaching all prospective beta testers.

Earlier this month, analytics from Chitika suggested developer interest in Yosemite was higher than usual, with early adoption rates outpacing Mavericks adoption rates by a significant margin. High interest in OS X Yosemite can be attributed to both the operating system's redesign with a focus on simplicity and translucency and its new features that offer deep integration with iOS 8, including Continuity.

Last year, OS X Mavericks was adopted at a rapid pace, seeing 7 percent installation in under 24 hours after its public launch. Based on the public beta numbers and the high developer interest, Yosemite adoption may be even more rapid when the software is released to the public this fall.

OS X Yosemite is currently available to registered developers and those who signed up to beta test the software. Beta users who are new to the operating system can check out our first impressions post and get troubleshooting tips and information on Yosemite's new features in our Yosemite forums.

GoSquared's Yosemite numbers are gathered from the percentage of page views across all sites using GoSquared's analytics and updated on a minute-by-minute basis.

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79 months ago
For the first time in my life I'm in the half percent. :cool:
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79 months ago
I think I'll wait for the public release... Until then I'm the 99.51%!
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79 months ago
In other news, it's cloudy when it's raining!
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79 months ago
Most of that traffic is ME trying OVER and OVER to download it (see https://www.macrumors.com/2014/07/25/os-x-yosemite-beta-download-fail/ )

- Jon
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79 months ago

Good. Maybe this will result in more and better bug reports.


If you expect this to happen, Apple would need to put a huge glowing button right in the middle of the screen which says "Report Bugs" which opens a very fancy designed application extremely simple to report bugs.

Apples bugreport is just way too hidden. You have to go to to a forum like this where people continue to say "just file a bugreport" and, if you are lucky, get a webaddress (https://bugreport.apple.com), then go to that address and find out that you need to register, fill out forms. This is the point where most people just stop and hope someone else does it. That's how apple bug reporting goes. I never stumbled upone anyone else but me who actually reports bugs. It is just no use. And considering the last bug reports I made, I do hesitate more than ever, to even bother.

Frankly, I don't think most who download the public beta even know that there is the possibility to report. I did not know for years. They just download for being one step ahead. I can already hear my collegues saying "hey look, I got the new system, cool, right?". And that's all there is to.
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79 months ago

Are you talking about the social media links in the notification center? They are there, you just have to add them. At the bottom of the notification center, click on edit.


Yup. Just saw them. Thanks for the tip.
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