The stats are correct. User adoption of Mac OS X "Lion" 10.7 was indeed much faster than that of Windows 7 but Cook claimed "It took Windows 7 20 weeks to reach what it took Lion 2 weeks to get to in terms of install base," and that Lion was downloaded 6 million times.
But that's where the "correctness" of the graphic ends.
User adoption is just one metric, and in this case it's not the most important one. The metric that matters is users. Mac OS X might have been downloaded 6 million times, but Microsoft has sold over 400 million Windows 7 licenses.
Some other points to bear in mind:
- Lion was available instantly via digital download
- Lion upgrade was only $29
- Most Windows 7 licenses were sold with new PCs
The fancy graphics … they lie!!!
Sources: Zdnet, Winrumors
Edited by M.Sudoku, 05 October 2011 - 06:26 AM.