John Paczkowski

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Apple: Yo, I Got Ya 'Wow' Right Here

osxwow.jpgThat gold master copy of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that appeared on the Torrent indices last Thursday morning–24 hours before the operating system’s official launch–didn’t have much of an effect on sales. In a press release broadcast this morning, Apple said it sold or delivered more than 2 million copies of Leopard in its first weekend at market.

An impressive number, and one that took Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger–once “Apple’s fastest selling OS release ever”–39 days to hit. Said Apple CEO Steve Jobs, “Early indications are that Leopard will be a huge hit with customers.”

Certainly appears that way. “These numbers show the Mac user base is growing,” Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said in a research note. “It also shows that it is an unusually active user base, with 9% of the approximately 23 million users upgrading in the first four days.” Clearly, Mac users are quite a bit more excited about Leopard than Windows users are about Vista.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik