Yosemite usage rates double following public beta

Yosemite usage rates double following public beta

Summary: Following the start of the OS X Yosemite public beta on July 24, 2014, North American web traffic for the operating system jumped to 0.6 percent of total OS X traffic.


The developer preview of Apple's upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite was almost four times more popular with developers than the developer preview OS X 10.9 Mavericks was at the same point in its lifecycle, but following the release of the public beta usage of the operating system has more than doubled.

Following the start of the OS X Yosemite public beta on July 24, 2014, North American web traffic data collected by web ads and analytics firm Chitika found usage rates rising significantly.

(Source: Chitika)

Following the release of the developer preview, usage figures hovered between 0.2 percent and 0.3 percent, but this very rapidly leapt to more than 0.6 percent on July 25.

Chitika Insights sampled hundreds of millions of US and Canadian Mac OS X-based online ad impressions running through the Chitika Ad Network.

Measuring OS X ad impressions from users between June 2 and July 2, Chitika found that the developer preview of OS X Yosemite was being used on 0.15 percent of Macs in the United States and Canada. By comparison, the developer preview of OS X Mavericks that was released last year took around 30 days to reach 0.05 percent of measured web traffic.

Assuming that most of the one million redemption codes that Apple made available have now been claimed, it is unlikely that Yosemite's share of total Mac OS X web traffic will grow much further beyond current usage rates until the operating system is released in the fall.

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Topics: Apple, Operating Systems

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  • Wow

    This is important news.
    Well done AKH for bring this to everyone's attention.
  • OS X Yosemite Beta. Usage rates double....

    This is to be expected. OS X Yosemite marks a significant departure from previous releases of OS X that has naturally created more interest than usual. Although in Beta OS X Yosemite is remarkably stable and some Mac users have already upgraded from Mavericks and are using Yosemite on their production machines. Rather a fool hardy move I would say but hey if you to take the bull by the horns make a full Back up first using software such as Carbon Copy Cloner.

    As a Developer I despise Yosemite as it flies in the face of what OS X should be. Ironically because of the major facelift and entire integration with iOS Yosemite could make OS X more popular than its ever been.

    As for me I will stick with Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard thank you as I am more interested in productivity than looks.
  • Bahahahaha...from 100 to 200 users?

    Yosemite - who cares except some iFools?
    • Re: Yosemite - who cares....

      You might actually like it Owl:Net as OS X is starting to look as ridiculous as Windows !
    • Well, at least YOU care enough to comment on it...

  • One Has To Wonder:

    how many of these installations were accidental?

    Surveys show that the vast majority of iSheep are incapable of thinking for themselves and are thus most likely to just follow the crowd.
    • One does wonder

      why you are even commenting.
      • it was an accident

        he just follows the hater crowd and can't think for himself.. so he accidentally posted
  • I am running it on an old 15-inch MBP

    I finally got it to install after about six tries on my old mid-2007 15-inch Macbook Pro. It installed in a reasonable amount of time, and most of the apps such as Pages, Safari, Mail, etc. work fine. It is a little slow, but I have only 2 GB of RAM. Overall, not a bad experience, but the performance needs to improve. Now I need to find some cheap RAM and see if that helps. Not unexpectedly, apps such as Virtual Box don't work anymore, but I expect that to be resolved sooner or later. Probably later, since it's a freebie.
    • "Overall, not a bad experience, but the performance needs to improve."

      The only thing that needs improving is your 7 year old laptop with 2GB of ram.
      • Nobody knows that better than I do.

        However, there is the small matter of cost for a new laptop. Since the one I have still works, and I don't have the money for a new one, I will have to settle for the performance hit. I only use it as a test bed, anyway, just to verify a new release will work at all, or not.