http://www.appleinsider.com/article...e_grows_to_over_6_worldwide_13_in_the_us.html Mac OS X install base grows to over 13% in US, 6% worldwide http://netmarketshare.com/2011/09/01/Mac-Share-Tops-6-percent-for-the-First-Time-on-the-Desktop For the first time in our tracking, Mac share has topped 6% on the desktop worldwide and is now at 13.42% in the United States. “The release of Mac OS X Lion has helped Apple grow its share of the PC install base to nearly 13.5% in the U.S. and more than 6% worldwide, according to new statistics,” Chris Smith reports for AppleInsider. “The latest tracking data from NetMarketShare shows Mac OS X has been steadily climbing the global charts, seeing its share rise from 5.60% in May to 5.67% and 5.96%, in June and July, respectively,” Smith reports. “By the end of last month, it had reached 6.03% worldwide and 13.42% in the United States.” Smith reports, “Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple’s latest desktop operating system that started selling on July 20, already accounts for 1.03% share of the overall market compared to 1.17% for Leopard and 3.46% for Snow Leopard.” Lion adoption has significantly improved when compared with the Snow Leopard upgrade, Apple’s previous major Mac OS release. The latter claimed just 0.78% share after its first month and passed 1% only during its second month of sales, despite being priced, like Lion, at $29.99. The phenomenon may be explained by the new distribution system that Apple implemented for Lion. The operating system has been sold exclusively through the Mac App Store, a move that may have convinced more customers to upgrade earlier, as compared to Snow Leopard, whose default distribution method was via physical DVDs. ----------------------------------------------------------- Enjoying Lion? I certainly am. No doubt the MBA line will be a major factor in Apple moving up the charts. They're already selling out. Watch for that to lead Apple's Mac sales moving forward.