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Mac People versus PC People [Comparison Infographic]

The folks over at Hunch Blog conducted a survey exploring differences in personality, aesthetic tastes, media preferences, and more between people who use Macs and PCs. Curious about how you compare with those who took the survey? Then you will definitely want to have a look at the chart of results they put together.

To view the entire graphic visit the link below…

What are your thoughts? Do you think the chart gives a good representative overview of the characteristics/preferences for each group? Is the chart totally off from start to finish or do you think things fall more in between?

Note: You can also view some comparisons with results of the survey previously conducted 18 months before this one at the link below (comparisons are below the chart).

Mac vs. PC: A Hunch Rematch [via Geeks are Sexy]

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  • Published 04/28/11

Comments (23)

  1. Hatryst

    AARGHHH… When are people going to stop comparing Macs and PCs :D

  2. MSiqueira

    Where’s the “Either” section?

  3. jon_hill987

    @Hatryst: When Apple stop telling people their overpriced rubbish isn’t a PC?

  4. Hatryst

    Let’s get this straight. There are NO Apple fanboys (Apple users) and NO Apple haters (maybe PC users)
    There are just USERS of technology who adore the technology they use.

    If I like vanilla ice cream, and you don’t, does that makes me a vanilla fanboy and you a vanilla hater?
    Probably not…

    This is no war, and no offences. Just views and comments from users of different aspects of technology ;)

  5. cgtdk

    PC != Windows. Furthermore: Mac == PC.

  6. Irish_IT

    @ MSiqueria Either = Ubuntu!!! :D

  7. Megagamerx1

    @ Irish_IT: Go Ubuntu!

    while Windows < Ubuntu:
    print "Ubuntu is Awesome"
    Ubuntu is Awesome
    Ubuntu is Awesome
    Ubuntu is Awesome
    Ubuntu is Awesome…

  8. BlackHoleSun

    They left one survey question/answer out: People surprised by these results: 0%.

  9. kamen

    In reality, everyone is a GUI user. When was the last time an average user did anything that as PC/MAC? Bet they opened their GUI, clicked on an Icon for their word processor, highlighted the text and clicked on bold. Quickly, which OS was I describing?

  10. hello

    First of all, the reason Mac has a lot of good things is like college degrees and have a lot of parties is because they are richer and can afford a Mac. Second, Mac is bought by people who like Mac. PC is bought by anyone that just wants a computer to use. Also, PC personalities don’t count because there are way too many random PC users that only get the computer to use, not because they like it.

  11. Anon

    Not a whole lot of mac sales. I’ve moved a mouse on one before, I didn’t the idea of the entire mouse one click. Like a weight scale flipped upsidedown.

  12. Spock101

    @ hello – I completely agree. I have found that Mac users are forever complaining about Windows – when the PC crashes it’s Windows, cos MAC doesn’t get viruses and they don’t crash – but then when they need specialised software they find that they can’t get it for the Mac, so now what??? Well, then, we just have to get a PC, don’t we… and complain & moan all the time…

  13. Spock101

    @ Hatryst – while that is true, if we had a difference of opinion about vanilla ice cream we wouldn’t be comparing the vanilla with raspberry (or whichever). Neither of us would, I imagine, feel that our personal choice of ice cream is the superior flavour. This is not the attitude of most Apple users though – they DO feel that the technology that they use is superior and they go out of their way to push their perceived superiority up the noses of all those who don’t agree. When I said to someone that I had never worked on an Apple system, (I am a support person) I was told ‘that’s the point, you don’t have to work on them, they don’t break down.’

  14. Yoshiyah

    Good article. Whatever you chose to use is entirely one persons choice.

  15. Hatryst

    I totally agree with Spock101. Whatever you use, appreciate it, tell others about it, but don’t say wrong things about the same product by a competitor. That’s what starts a war, and war is bad…

  16. aztecapirate

    i think that without stupid little wars between companies is good because its wat makes them try and get better

  17. ExTexan

    How many Mac users have Windows on their PC

  18. Ktown

    I run Ubuntu Linux on my PC laptop with a Mac OSX theme. Best of all three worlds ^_^

  19. Sir

    The best thing is when Mac users try to convince me that Macs are better for art (Art major). While all the Mac users are whining about the iMacs in the studio taking hours to render footage, I’m laughing my butt off because I rendered the same stuff in 3 minutes with Premiere.

  20. Erik

    My only beef with Macs is that they cost on average twice what a PC costs for the same hardware.

  21. ThinkAboutIt

    @Erik If you truly compare Apples to Apples, that’s not necessarily true.

  22. datdamonfoo

    World marketshare of Macs is actually just a tad over 5%. I think this infographic got it confused with US marketshare.

  23. datdamonfoo

    Ah, I see the error. Canalys misrepresent’s Apple’s share by including iPads. To understand Apple’s real marketshare, their 2010 data shows they only sold 3.4% of all PCs in the 4th quarter. This is more representative of their overall computer marketshare. To those of you who think I am nitpicking, please realize that the infographic purports that this is Mac vs PC, not Mac + iPad vs. PC. The data is clearly incorrect here.

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