Apple has no numbers to compare with the 140 million copies of Vista that Bill Gates says Microsoft (MSFT) has sold since the latest version of Windows started shipping in late 2006. (link)
Literally, no numbers. The last time Apple (AAPL) released a Leopard sales figure was Oct. 30, 2007, when the company said that it had sold more than 2 million copies of Leopard in one long weekend (see here). MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 8, 2008 4:33 PM ET
It's been almost a decade since Steve Jobs drove the last of the licensed Mac clones out of business, but that hasn't stopped bargain hunting users from trying to get the Mac experience without feeding Apple's hefty profit margins.
Persuading a generic PC to run OS X isn't that hard to do. Ever since Apple (AAPL) switched from PowerPC to Intel, hackers in the OSx86 movement have been playing cat-and-mouse with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 14, 2008 7:39 AM ET
Here's one way to get moved to the head of the genius line: complain about your problem on a radio show carried by 650 stations across the U.S.
On Feb. 12, Rush Limbaugh, a self-proclaimed "big Mac guy," talked about two problems he was having with his computers after upgrading to Leopard -- one with how his mail was getting backed up in Time Machine and the other with seeing his MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2008 9:16 AM ET
With 2008 only a day away, most of the 2007 year's-best lists have come in, and Apple (AAPL) placed at or near the top of more than its share. Among the prizes its products took home this year:
Amazon Most Loved Computer: Apple MacBookPro
Amazon Most-Gifted Computer: Apple MacBook
Amazon Most-Wished-For Electronics: Apple 4 GB iPod nano
Amazon Most-Gifted Electronics: Apple 4 GB iPod nano
Amazon Most-Loved Software: OS X 10.5 Leopard
NY Times "Pogies": iPhone's visual MORE
After taking a brief October dip in advance of Leopard's release, Apple's (AAPL) share of the operating system market grew 3.34% in November to hit a record 6.81%, according to the results of a Net Applications survey issued today.
Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows in its various flavors continues to dominate with a 92.42% share, as measured by the Web metrics firm. Among the operating systems gathered in the "other" category are Linux MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 1, 2007 10:21 AM ET
A few bits of Apple (AAPL) news worth noting:
Paul McCartney: "It's all happening soon," he told Billboard.com. "Most of us are all sort of ready. The whole thing is primed, ready to go -- there's just maybe one little sticking point left, and I think it's being cleared up as we speak, so it shouldn't be too long. It's down to fine-tuning. I'm pretty sure it'll be happening next MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 16, 2007 8:32 AM ET
This is interesting.
Nearly three weeks after Apple (AAPL) started shipping Leopard, the sixth version of its flagship operating system, and urged Mac users around the world to step up to OS X 10.5, it has just released the largest software update in memory for its previous two versions, Tiger and Panther.
The major improvement in OS 10.4.11, besides a slew of scary sounding security patches, is that it gives Tiger users MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 15, 2007 7:50 AM ET
How did Leopard sell?
Very well indeed. In a press release issued this morning, Apple (AAPL) announced that it had sold or delivered more than 2 million copies of OS X 10.5 in its first weekend on the market. OS X Tiger, by comparison, took nearly six weeks to reach the 2 million mark. That makes the launch of Leopard the most successful OS release in Apple's history.
"These numbers show the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 30, 2007 12:13 PM ET
Most consumers thinking about buying Apple's (AAPL) new Leopard operating system will learn what they need to know from the first wave of reviews -- the ones written by journalists who were given pre-loaded, pre-release copies of OS X 10.5 and had a week to play with it.
But the review that programmers were waiting for was the one by fellow developer John Siracusa, the Ars Technica columnist who wrote the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 29, 2007 8:27 AM ET
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