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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan sees 25% users upgrading to it in just a month

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan sees 25% users upgrading to it in just a month

by AshwinNovember 7, 2015

Apple released Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on September 30, 2015.

Apple Mac OS 10.11 El Capitan

And users have been upgrading to the new version of the operating system, like never before.

About 25% of all Mac users have already updated their machines to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. If you are wondering how the Cupertino company could achieve such a huge accomplishment in just 31 days, the logic is simple. Unlike Windows which runs on PCs with uniquely different hardware configurations, and has various editions of the operating system, Apple’s OS is not so fragmented.

The company’s machines are restricted to its own hardware, and even if some of the Mac devices run on an older version of Apple’s operating system, it is still much easier to update the devices. This means than even the Cupertino company’s machines, which were released back in 2007, are eligible for the upgrade to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. And those devices include all of the iMacs, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air machines.

So, about 90% of Macs out there are eligible to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. That’s a really impressive number, unlike Microsoft Windows 10, which is only available for eligible Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users.

Computer World reports that the latest version of OS X, also happens to be the one with the biggest user share, in six years.

OS X 10.11 One month upgrade gains

Net Applications reports (as seen in the above chart), that El Capitan’s usage for the month and is well ahead of its predecessors. According to the report, OS X Yosemite had a highest one month gain of 17.2%, while OS X Mavericks was slightly higher at 21.1%. OS X Mountain Lion had 15.8%, and OS X Lion had the lowest one month gain at a mere 11.5%.

The latest usage stats reveal that OS X 10.11 El Capitan, now runs on 27% of Macs. Remember this isn’t the official data from Apple, so the real world count could actually be much higher.

Apple is offering OS X 10.11 El Capitan as a free upgrade for all Mac users. If you haven’t done so already, head over to the Apple Mac App Store and download the upgrade now.

OS X El Capitan also has had its fair share of troubles in its month of existence, especially when it comes to Microsoft Office compatibility. But both Microsoft and Apple rolled out fixes for the issues. Nevertheless, this issue could have been one of the factors, which may have prevented users from upgrading to OS X 10.11.