Mac vs. PC: The stereotypes may be true

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  1. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/04/22/mac.pc.users/

    Mac vs. PC: The stereotypes may be true


    By Brandon Griggs, CNN
    April 22, 2011 -- Updated 1915 GMT (0315 HKT) | Filed under: Web

    (CNN) -- Remember those Apple ads that cast the Mac as a 20-something, self-satisfied hipster while the PC was portrayed by an older, square-looking guy in a brown suit?

    Well, those characterizations, unfair as they may be, appear to have some truth to them.

    An unscientific survey by Hunch, a site that makes recommendations based on detailed user preferences, found that Mac users tend to be younger, more liberal, more fashion-conscious and more likely to live in cities than people who prefer PCs.

    Of the 388,000 Hunch users who responded to a question about computer loyalty, 52% identified themselves as PC people as opposed to 25% who said they are Mac devotees. Hunch then cross-referenced those responses with answers to other questions to draw cultural distinctions between the rival Mac and PC camps.

    The results suggest Mac users can be seen, depending on your perspective, as bolder and more creative -- or elitist and more pretentious.

    The report found that 67% of Mac users have a college or advanced degree, as opposed to 54% of PC users. Mac loyalists are 80% more likely than PC users to be vegetarians, and, unlike PC fans, would rather ride a Vespa scooter than a Harley.

    PC users' tastes trend towards casual clothes, tunafish sandwiches, white wine, Hollywood movies, USA Today and Pepsi. Mac users prefer designer or vintage duds, hummus, red wine, indie films, The New York Times and (we're not making this up) San Pellegrino Limonata.

    Mac users also are more likely to describe themselves as computer-savvy and "early adopters." PC users tend to describe themselves as better at math and less likely to throw frequent parties.

    "I fit the typical Mac user on every count. Guess I'm not as unique as I thought. Depressing," wrote one commenter on Hunch's blog.

    Since Hunch's first survey of Mac vs. PC users in November 2009, Apple has ridden the success of such high-profile products as the iPad and iPhone 4 to become the world's most highly valued tech company. Despite that hot streak, Hunch found that slightly more people in its new report -- 52%, up from 50% a year and a half ago -- now identify themselves as PC users.

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    San Pellegrino Limonata rocks.

    Tunafish sandwiches? LOL!! Losers. ;)

    Smoked salmon pita all the way, with a hot cup of Fukamushi sencha. First flush. Imported!
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Having run Linux for the past two years, I find this bit hilarious.
     
  3. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well, savvy enough to avoid Windows whenever possible.
     
  4. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    1. Real men ride Harleys.

    And Mac users consider themselves as computer savy, LOL! They prefer a simple OS that a monkey could use. Now that's savy.
     
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    This.

    But being Italian, I may be somewhat biased.
     
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    After reading that, I think I'm supposed to be using Windows...
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Opposed to all the people deleting items from their Docks and Sidebar?
    Or the people not able to even use Windows, which is more complicated?
    And what does "computer savvy" mean?
     
  9. afd macrumors 6502a

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    Don't real men drive Minis? Proper ones, not the BMW ones.
     
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    I'll take the Fonz mantra here: If you're cool, you know it and don't have to tell everyone. I think the guy that wrote that article is probably a moron in a depressed state trying to make himself feel better.
     
  12. afd macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think I fit in either camp - buy clothes at tesco, happily eat tuna or smoked salmon (so not a vegetarian, and prefer sirloin steak anyway), like red wine, drink irn bru, single malt, don't like hummos and don't care where films are made as long as they are good. And don't ride a Harley or a scooter, but would like a Triumph.
     
  13. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I think I'd ride a Harley if I had one :D

    Triumphs are nifty too..

    I love tuna fish and salmon o_O Especially little tuna sandwiches with egg and relish and mustard. Dayum o_O
     
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    Interesting. I don't have a degree, dropped college, not vegetarian and I don't wear designer clothes or read newspapers.

    I guess I don't fit the trend. But interesting non the less.
     
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    This fits LTD to a tee, taken from his link
     
  16. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    What I learned today: Mac users are hipster douches who think they are tech savvy, but still too dumb to run Windows.
     
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    i can't feel...my face.

    if i use both, am i a double douche?
     
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    Since when did MR allow 12 year old trolls onto the forums? :rolleyes:
     
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    Since Facebook dumbed down the human race. Or at least showed it to the world.
     
  20. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Wait, what ? :rolleyes:
     

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    It's a fake, that is clearly a Simson or maybe a Schwalbe, but definitely not an MZ.
    I have to ask GGJstudios though, he claims to know mopeds.
     
  22. *LTD* thread starter macrumors G4

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    No, that's smart. ;)

    And that's the genius behind that OS.
     
  23. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    :confused: You're only making it sad.
     

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    I have to. But nice machine anyway. I am not into motor cycles anyway, too loud for my taste. I am an avid cyclist though.
     

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