Has anyone done any research using published articles in any publication regarding Mac being the industry standard in the world of design? The reason I ask is that a parent needs a great reason to buy their 19-year old a Mac who is an illustrator. He needs a portable and asked for a Mac Book Pro. She is not convinced so I offered up that I believe it would be useful for him to work in using OS X over Windows because if he lands a job in a design firm they will most likely use Macs. That is from personal experience, but she's asked for proof so I wondered if any academics around here have done any real research and care to post your sources.