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post #11 of 143
One using his common sense can clearly see that the OS with the less users is easier to spread to them than an OS with much more user base.

They need to show numbers. IF Lion for example was now used by 100k people while W7 90k then yes he has a point. If Lion is at 100k and that is 80% adoption rate and W7 is at 200k and is only 30% adoption rate, then thats logical, doesnt mean Lion is better than W7.
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post #12 of 143
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post
Well, lets see:
http://www.netmarketshare.com/os-mar...e.aspx?qprid=9
Sept. 2011 market shares:
Windows: 86.57%
Mac: 6%

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_s...rating_systems
Wiki says:
Windows: 82%
Mac: 7%

Of that, Windows 7 makes up 32% of users - basically 1 in 3 computers use Windows 7 - just ONE version of windows - XP makes up 35%, which is MORE than 7. So basically, even if apple magically got 100% of apple users to use Lion, they would still make up only around 1/5th those of JUST the windows 7 users.

So basically, screw apple.

Windows 7 makes up
+1. lol. Also, mac users tend to buy everything new from apple whereas PC users tend to be more content with "Does it do what I want it to? Then there's no point in upgrading"

(-note, my opinion
Edited by dklimitless - 10/4/11 at 11:33am
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I wonder if Microsoft will respond..hmm
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Apple really got a lot of nerve......i've been using SL for almost a year, and it is one of the most irritating OSes that i've ever used ......i really don't see ANY reason why someone would go from 7 to Lion......not unless they have Mac?!.......so if the so called "addoption rate" is based on the people upgrading from SL to Lion vs XP/Vista to 7, then whoever came up with this study is an idiot
    
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I wonder what the actual numbers are, not percentages, of Windows 7 installs compared to Lion.
But that would be devastating to Apple.
post #16 of 143
checked out the live blog, added voice search, 8mp camera, and some new revolutionized antenna band. -.- apple -.-.

where's the innovation the apple brand used to stand for?
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+1. lol. Also, mac users tend to buy everything new from apple whereas PC users tend to be more content with "Does it do what I want it to? Then there's no point in upgrading"

(-note, my opinion
Well then you're wrong. Saying it's your opinion isn't even relevant.
If I say "I think cats have three legs, but that's my opinion" it doesn't change the fact that I'm wrong. Opinions are valid when talking about something subjective, like a game's quality. Exposing what you think is a fact and saying it's your opinion doesn't make sense.

And you should stop considering Apple users as brainless people. They're just looking for something different.

Some people here will buy every new top graphic card when it comes out, and people don't judge them.
post #18 of 143
i noticed it as well - the windows install base is far larger than the apple one so it'll take way more time to percolate

and as someone else said XP still works fine for most uses, so.
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post #19 of 143
Why would you believe any rivals statistics, let alone Apple. I don't like Apples approach to things like this, they seem so arrogant and manipulative. I just remember watching a video of Gates and Jobs, Gates was acting very mature while Jobs was being extremely passive aggressive.
post #20 of 143
well they say adaptation rate, is that the rate of change. Of course its going to be much higher win7b has been out for quite a while, lion is new going from 0- anything is going to be a faster rate of change than going from 1mil to 2mil.
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