Apple serves 3m Mountain Lions in four days
Three million copies of Mac OS X Mountain Lion have been downloaded in the four days following its release on Wednesday, 25 July, Apple said today.
That makes the Hillside Cat the "most successful OS X release in Apple's history", the Cupertino crew chirped.
Don't forget that downloads doesn't equal buyers. A fair few folk, this reporter included, have downloaded it onto more than one machine.
Still, plenty of Mac fans will have coughed up $20 or 14 quid for the OS upgrade, though quite a number of them, we suspect, will be Lion users keen to get an operating system that treats them less like an idiot than their previous purchase did.
Not partaken? Mountain Lion - read our initial thoughts here - is now available through the Mac App Store. ®
Re: Sophos Bulletin
Privacy is your choice with OSX too - I actually tracked the whole installation to see where privacy risks occurred.
At no point does OSX enable anything that could have consequences for your privacy without telling you what it does. It will not enable dictation without telling you that it will be shipping your data and contacts to Apple (I must admit that the shipping of contacts prevented me from even trying - I just wanted to try dictation), and it doesn't try to ram iCloud down your throat either. It's there, but no hard sell tactics.
However, it is by default quite a bit safer than 10.7 which was no slough in itself, but by default it throws out Java (had to re-install it as I run LibreOffice and FreeMind, but kept it out of the browsers) and Gatekeeper does its job.
If privacy is of interest to you I'd recommend you reconsider your platform. On OSX, a virus checker has to do a lot less work than on Windows. Same on Linux, but then you'll have to spend some more time managing the platform (once i's stable it's OK, but setting it up is IMHO a pain in comparison with OSX).
Re: 14 Quid...what for?
"Less of the FUD and more facts would be just great."
Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal. Always. Just like yours is.
> 3) Then I think, pay for 10.7, then pay for 10.8
No. Just 10.8; you skip over 10.7.