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Authored by: astack on Jul 24, '12 03:24:36PM
I was interested in whether the impressions about 10.8 are less or more popular than other OS X releases. I couldn't find a poll for 10.6 (and I don't think the site was up yet for 10.0), but here are the other years results for people who said the most negative option in the "will you upgrade 10.X" polls that I could find:

10.8: 3.67% (As of 1827 EST, 07/24/12)

10.7: 18.7% (this is "no, because it breaks too many apps")

10.5: 0.81%

10.4: 1.06%

10.3: 3.05% (this is combination of "switch to XP" and "never")

10.2: 3.12% (this is "wait for 10.3" option)

10.1: 8.53% (this is just "no" not "never")


Based on this highly unscientific poll, I conclude that the largest portion of Mac OS X Hints readers in a decade either think that Apple has jumped the shark with the last two OSes or that 10.6 is good enough... I suspect the 10.8 number would be higher, but some people who are stuck with lion are hoping that things will get better with mountain lion.

I'm a little shocked at the 10.7 number, proportionally fewer people who were using OS 9 or 10.0 felt that upgrading to 10.1 would be worse than upgrading to 10.7. Wow.

(I'll try to update this comment with more current totals as voting progresses on 10.8.)
Edited on Jul 24, '12 03:27:31PM by astack


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