Launch Mac OS X Lion has helped Apple to increase market share to about 13.5% in the United States and more than 6% worldwide, according to new statistics published by NetMarketShare. Mac OS X has been steadily increasing global market operating systems, with a rate of 5.60% in May, 5.67% in June and 5.96% in July. By the end of last month (August), reached 6.03% and 13.42% worldwide in the United States.
Meanwhile, the combination of Microsoft Windows has continued to lead the world market with 92.90% at the end of August and third place, was Linux, with a market share of 1.07%. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, the last operating system that Apple released, was released in July 20 and already is responsible for 1.03% of all operating systems market, compared with 1.17% owned by Leopard and 3.46% for Snow Leopard.
Adopt the new operating system Lion increased among those using Snow Leopard, Mac OS operating system before. The latter has received only 0.78% market share after the first month of release and was able to exceed 1% only in the second, although its price was the same as that of OS X Lion, $ 29.99 . The phenomenon can be explained by the new distribution system that Apple has implemented the Lion. The operating system has been sold exclusively for the Mac App Store, which convinced the users to upgrade much faster (at least in the U.S.) as opposed to Snow Leopard, whose distribution was only DVDs.
Apple began selling in exchange for a $ 69 OS X Lion’s stick “thumb” USB earlier in August to satisfy customers who do not want to upgrade their operating system over the Internet. Just a day after its official launch, OS X has sold a million copies, becoming the most successful Apple operating system.
New statistics released this week show that the market share of Mac OS X in Web use has grown by 29.4 percent in the last year, while Windows has decreased 3.8 percent.
Mac OS X share also grew 7 percent between December and January, and also saw 5.2 percent quarterly growth. Windows saw a 0.9 percent increase in both monthly and quarterly share.