researchSometimes the numbers do tell the story. Just days after Apple released its latest operating system, officially called OS X Mountain Lion, advertising company Chitika is saying that 3.2 percent of Mac users have upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion in the first 48 hours after its official launch.

“Within the first 48 hours, usage rates for OS X 10.8 were already rivaling those of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. While over 45% of users still operate on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, anybody using 10.6.6 or higher is eligible for the upgrade to 10.8. Those who skipped the upgrade to Lion, which had mixed reviews, may be more inclined to make the jump to Mountain Lion,” Chitika writes.

CNET compared the report to Apple’s previous statement last year for its Mac OS X Lion and came up with a rough estimation of over 2.24 million Mountain Lion downloads in 48 hours. Apple touts Mountain Lion as the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. At just $19.99, it’s definitely one of the best offers out there.

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