Apple released a beta version of OS X Yosemite to the public on Thursday, and since then the share of web traffic generated by the beta OS has doubled.
According to metrics gathered by analytics firm GoSquared, and subsequently picked up byMacRumors, OS X 10.10 Yosemite now accounts for 0.50 percent of all Mac Web traffic as of Friday. The figure is almost double the 0.26 percent seen at the end of Wednesday, when beta access was restricted to developers.
The uptick in adoption may actually be lower than it could have been, due to issues experienced by many users who attempted to download the new OS, but received an error message. Many users reported the download was very slow before finally giving an error message saying, “OS X Yosemite Beta 1 failed to download.”
A report from ZDNet confirmed the problem, as journalist Ed Bott reported attempting to download the beta 22 times without success. Bott was finally able to download a copy of OS X Yosemite after moving from a Wi-Fi to a hardwired network connection.
The OS X Yosemite beta is open to the first one million users who sign up via Apple’s OS X Beta Program website.