Details of new research on Mac OS X Leopard show that Mac users are buying family pack licenses, even though they aren’t forced to. On the other hand, Microsoft goes to great lengths to validate every Windows installation. So does this mean that Apple customers are more honest than Windows users?
A Reuters story on Monday said that Leopard was Apple’s best-ever OS release.
- When comparing the first full month of sales of Apple Mac OS 10.5 “Leopard” (November 2007) to the first full month of sales for Mac OS 10.4 “Tiger” (May 2005), dollar volume for Leopard was up 32.8 percent and unit volume up 20.5 percent, NPD Group Inc said in a statement.
Details emerged in a Computerworld report with an interview with NPD analyst Chris Swenson. In the article, the analyst mentioned that the Apple 5-license pack, called the Family Pack, was helping the unit and dollar figures.
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