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Apple pushes dodgy Windows 7 vs Mac OS X Lion stats


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#1 M.Sudoku

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:25 AM

Here's a graphics that Apple used for comparing Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion adoption rate in today's event.

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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.


#2 Tataarujin

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:26 AM

Marketing, god damned marketing.

#3 Frylock86

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:52 AM

Typical Apple.



Apple, it's this attitude that pushes me away from buying your overpriced crap.

#4 FalseAgent

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

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the saddest (and arguably annoying) part is how iPeople are now going to quote these stats as if they were entirely true, refusing to believe anything else.

Edited by FalseAgent, 05 October 2011 - 11:10 AM.


#5 hab

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

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There are 3 types of lies:

Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

#6 P.McGinley

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 11:34 AM

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#7 Villain

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:43 PM

+1 ^

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