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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”