Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

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CAcreeks
CAcreeks Forum Pro • Posts: 16,645
Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

According to StatCounter, market share for Big Sur is zero (0). Catalina 10.15 leads at 67% and Yosemite 10.10 shows a surprising blip.

https://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/macos/desktop/worldwide

Oh well, it's a free resource. But I wonder how this affects overall OS stats.

Andy Hewitt Veteran Member • Posts: 4,410
Re: Nobody (!) running Big Sur?
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CAcreeks wrote:

According to StatCounter, market share for Big Sur is zero (0). Catalina 10.15 leads at 67% and Yosemite 10.10 shows a surprising blip.

https://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/macos/desktop/worldwide

Oh well, it's a free resource. But I wonder how this affects overall OS stats.

Well, I can't run Big Sur here, my iMac is too old.

However, I'd be surprised if that was even slightly accurate, as with all these things, there's 'lies, damned lies, and statistics'.

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robgendreau Veteran Member • Posts: 8,378
Re: Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

CAcreeks wrote:

According to StatCounter, market share for Big Sur is zero (0). Catalina 10.15 leads at 67% and Yosemite 10.10 shows a surprising blip.

https://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/macos/desktop/worldwide

Oh well, it's a free resource. But I wonder how this affects overall OS stats.

You're kidding...I hope. And you realize Big Sur is on every new Mac, including the ones discussed here daily?

IR1234 Senior Member • Posts: 1,818
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CAcreeks wrote:

According to StatCounter, market share for Big Sur is zero (0). Catalina 10.15 leads at 67% and Yosemite 10.10 shows a surprising blip.

https://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/macos/desktop/worldwide

Oh well, it's a free resource. But I wonder how this affects overall OS stats.

Those stats come from browser type when you make a http request.

A quick check shows that a Big Sur Mac running the latest Safari, identifies itself as 10.15.6 to a web server.

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CAcreeks
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Re: Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

IR1234 wrote:

Those stats come from browser type when you make a http request.

A quick check shows that a Big Sur Mac running the latest Safari, identifies itself as 10.15.6 to a web server.

Good point. Firefox also identifies the agent as 10.15 though without .6 suffix.

However Firefox also says OS = Darwin 20.3.0, which is Big Sur 11.3.

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Re: Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

I'm standing pat at 10.14.6 because I have 32bit aps that will never be upgraded to 64bit. When my 2015 iMac dies I'll have to make a decision. I'm very happy with what I have now.

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wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 9,669
Catalina for me

I'm happy to be on Catalina 11.15.7. Even though I can upgrade, I won't for a while.

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Re: Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

IR1234 wrote:

CAcreeks wrote:

According to StatCounter, market share for Big Sur is zero (0). Catalina 10.15 leads at 67% and Yosemite 10.10 shows a surprising blip.

https://gs.statcounter.com/os-version-market-share/macos/desktop/worldwide

Oh well, it's a free resource. But I wonder how this affects overall OS stats.

Those stats come from browser type when you make a http request.

A quick check shows that a Big Sur Mac running the latest Safari, identifies itself as 10.15.6 to a web server.

That makes sense.   I was wondering how the M1 macs show up,  but since it goes by browser it won’t matter.  
I do know I am running Big Sur.

Tony D Senior Member • Posts: 1,019
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So none of the 6-7 Mac's in my house are running any OS - all are on Big Sur, most since the original Public beta........

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Aloha Jim wrote:

That makes sense. I was wondering how the M1 macs show up, but since it goes by browser it won’t matter. I do know I am running Big Sur.

Both Safari and Firefox report the same user-agent strings on M1 and Intel Macs. Oddly Safari 14 is copyrighted only 2020 even though it is now mid April 2021. Here is what Safari reports on Big Sur; should be Mac OS X 11_2_3.

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/14.0.3 Safari/605.1.15

Possibly it's a short-cut so Apple can deliver the same Safari on all platforms.

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Tony D wrote:

So none of the 6-7 Mac's in my house are running any OS - all are on Big Sur, most since the original Public beta...

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Catalina on 'old' Macs...

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All running Catalina 10.15.7 perfectly using DosDude Patcher.

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wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 9,669
Re: Catalina on 'old' Macs...

skyfutaba2 wrote:

Early 2008 MacPro (3,1) 2 x 3GHz CPUs

Early 2009 MacPro (4,1) Firmware flashed to 5,1 1 x 3.46GHz Hex core CPU.

Early 2009 MacPro (4,1) Firmware flashed to 5,1 2 x 3.33GHz Hex core CPUs.

2010 MacBook Pro 2.8GHz Dual Core CPU.

All running Catalina 10.15.7 perfectly using DosDude Patcher.

Life in the old dogs yet!

I never considered DosDude! I have a 2009 17" MacBook Pro somewhere, dead.

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casperghst42 Regular Member • Posts: 184
Re: Nobody (!) running Big Sur?

I got an old macmini (5.2) which can't be upgraded to anything newer than High Sierra, which is fine as I only use for iTunes - there has been too much talk about problems with Music.app for me to move on to Catalina/Big Sur for that. I might setup a VM for this specific thing in the future (I got +1000 CDs as AIFF).

For everything else I got a 2015 13" MBP and a 2018 MacMIni which are running Mojave (I got no reason for upgrading to Catalina), I'm still waiting for the next version of Big Sur (what ever that will be) which hopefully will allow more customization of Control Panel (I hate to have things enabled which I do not need at all).

Until then ....

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