Now, Apple didn’t offer any numbers back when Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was released in August 2009 that can be looked to for a comparison. But the pace of Lion sales does indicate that the way it’s delivering the new OS is going over pretty well.
Apple has chosen a nontraditional way of distributing a major desktop OS release: through the Mac App Store, which officially opened for business in January. Of course, for most Apple customers, buying software that way isn’t all that new: For the past three years the iOS App Store has been hooked up to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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