Apple’s newest version of OS X – 10.8 Mountain Lion – has been the fastest adopted Mac operating system in history and it’s continuing to dominate. A new web traffic survey has concluded that Mountain Lion is now the most popular version of OS X used to browse the web.
According to the survey conducted by Net Applications 32 percent of Mac users are running Mountain Lion on their machines, while the share of computers running Lion has dropped down to 28 percent.
Back in November, Lion was still slightly more popular than Mountain Lion with a 30% share verses Mountain Lion’s 20%. What surprising is that use of Snow Leopard has remained steady over the past few months by maintain its 29% share of web traffic use. Mountain Lion users are probably just coming from Lion, rather than jumping up two versions from Snow Leopard.
Mountain Lion’s growth has been impressive since its release on June 25th 2012. It took Lion 10 months to unseat Snow Leopard as the most popular Mac OS, while Mountain Lion only needed five months to grab the number one spot.