MWNY: Jobs - "Fastest OS Transition in History"


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Apple CEO Steve Jobs today fired salvos back at this week's accusations from MacBU General Manager Kevin Browne that Apple was not moving users to OS X fast enough.

Jobs said in his keynote this morning that of systems shipped with OS X as the boot system, some 77% of users stayed in OS X.

"The fastest OS transition in history," said Jobs. "Faster than Microsoft," he added as a shot across the bows.

Jobs also pointed to the 100,000-plus visitors per week to Apple Retail Stores and the enormous numbers of hits on the 'Switchers' site coming from Windows machines.

Jobs also reiterated Schiller's earlier defense of OS X adoption, stating that Apple was on target to have 5 million OS X users by the end of the 2002.