“Adoption of Apple’s OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, continues to lag behind its two predecessors, new data released this week showed,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
“One measurement put El Capitan’s uptake at just 75% of its forerunner, 2014’s Yosemite, according to statistics from U.S.-based analytics vendor Net Application,” Keizer reports. “In the 153 days between its Sept. 30, 2015 launch and Feb. 29, 2016, El Capitan’s user share of all OS X editions grew to 47.9%, or approximately 0.31 percentage points per day. On a per-day basis — from its Oct. 16, 2014, debut until Feb. 28, 2015 — Yosemite accumulated an average of 0.4 percentage points of growth.”
Keizer reports, “Even 2013’s OS X 10.9, better known as Mavericks — and the first upgrade that Apple offered free of charge — was more quickly adopted on an average daily basis than El Capitan: During the 130 days between its release and the end of February 2014, Mavericks grew by 0.38 percentage points per day.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Much ado about nothing.
Keizer reported on Feb 2, 2016:
Four months after Apple launched El Capitan, the OS powered 44.8% of all Macs, according to numbers published Monday by U.S.-based analytics firm Net Applications. El Capitan’s 45% — of all OS X versions, not all personal computers — was a smaller share than predecessors like 2013’s Mavericks and 2014’s Yosemite accumulated by the end of their fourth full month. By that point, Mavericks had garnered 45.3% and Yosemite an even more impressive 51.4%.
The comparisons have some wiggle room, however. El Capitan debuted on the last day of September, while Mavericks and Yosemite were released on the 22nd and 16th of October, respectively. Using complete months as a measuring stick gave Mavericks a 14-day head start over El Capitan, and Yosemite an 8-day jump.
By discounting those leads, Mavericks was actually slightly behind El Capitan around the four-months-and-one-day mark. [Bold emphasis added – MDN Ed.]