how many people use Mac OS X?

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in macOS edited January 2014
im trying to figure the estimated number of users on Mac OS X....

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,188moderator
    A good estimate would be to go by shipping numbers per year. Apple are at over 12 million Macs per year currently. If you run it back to 2000 when OS X was introduced, that will give you a good estimate. Given that they are selling more than ever now, your upper bound will be 120 million i.e there are under 120 million Mac OS X users. This will soon be surpassed by iOS users if it hasn't already been.



    Variables not taken into account would be people running OS X on pre-2000 hardware and people running hackintoshes but those numbers should be insignificant.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    yeah that is a very good way to look at it...



    ive been doing research and i am having trouble finding factual numbers that exclude iPhone and iPad statistics.



    any other ways of knowing how many active users are on Mac OS X?
  • Reply 3 of 3
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    Originally Posted by alex2007 View Post


    any other ways of knowing how many active users are on Mac OS X?



    You can try internet browser usage statistics.
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