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Apple sells 2 million Leopards in 4 days

In a press release (opens in new tab), Apple has announced that that Leopard has been its most successful OS ever after the Cupertino-based firm sold or delivered more than 2 million copies in the first week.

By contrast, the previous one, Tiger, took six weeks to reach that figure and Microsoft own Operating system; Vista reached 20 million copies within the first month.

The 2 million Leopard users represent around 10% of the owners of Mac computers capable of using OS X Leopard.

But all is not rosy in Steve Jobs' world.

Rob Mead (opens in new tab) from Tech.co.uk has reported on the numerous issues that plagues early Leopard adopters, prompting rumours of Leopard being a rushed Beta OS.

First there were the “Blue Screen of Deaths” display, then reports of disappearing files, dying Wireless networks and slow systems.

Leopard's predecessor, Tiger, was more stable and less buggy according to Mac users.

On top of that, researchers from Heise Security (opens in new tab) have already discovered faults in Leopard's firewall and security system.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.