Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion platform has claimed a three per cent share of the Mac OS user base within the first 48 hours of availability.
Advertising firm Chitika said that its metric tools have pegged the newest version of the Mac operating system at a 3.21 per cent share on Friday.
The report comes just two days after Apple formally released the latest version of OS X. Mountain Lion is being made available to users as a £14 download through the Apple App Store service.
"With 3.2 per cent of all Mac users upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion in the first 48 hours, Apple’s latest operating system stands to do much better than its predecessor OS X Lion, which experienced only a 14 per cent market share after 3 months on the market," the company said in a report from its Chitika Insights service.
OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard remains the most popular version of OS X on the market with a 45.51 per cent share. Mountain Lion's predecessor, OS X 10.7 Lion, was second with a 34.97 per cent piece of the market.
The release also comes on what was extremely short notice from Apple on when Mountain Lion would arrive.
Apple first announced Mountain's Lion's release date at Tuesday's financial report call, revealing that the update would arrive in one day's time. The company had previously said that the update would arrive some time in July.
Mountain Lion was first revealed at this year's Apple World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC.) Among the features of the update are improved voice dictation, integration with the iCloud platform, and a number of security enhancements.
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