os x mavericks octoberIt is no secret that when it comes to operating systems for computers, Microsoft’s Windows platform is clearly the dominant software, leaving alternatives such as Linux, Unix, and Apple’s OS X platform to fight for whatever’s left. According to metrics company, Net Applications, it seems that while OS X Mavericks’ overall market share is still pretty low, at least compared to Windows, it has been climbing albeit slowly. Net Applications has found that in the month of November, OS X Mavericks managed to account for 2.42% of the overall desktop operating system market share.

This is a gain of 1.58 points during the month of November, a leap from its market share of 0.8% back in October. If there’s one main reason why OS X Mavericks is being widely adopted and that it is still growing, it could be because unlike previous upgrades, Apple has decided to make upgrading to OS X Mavericks (and future OS updates) free. Usually customers would either have to buy a new Mac computer to get the latest operating system, or pay a small fee like $20 to upgrade. In fact by going free, OS X Mavericks managed to nab 6-8% of the OS X market share in the first 24 hours of its release.

Filed in Apple >Computers. Read more about os x mavericks. Source: cultofmac

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