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  • Mac vs PC: The Final Showdown

    Hunch.com released an unscientific study profiling the differences between 388,315 self described Mac and PC users. Their findings confirm what most of us already assumed: Mac users are city dwelling, liberal hipster socialites, with a penchant for the finer things in life like drinking Boylan’s Root Beer to wash down their hummus and vegetarian Shawarma while watching an episode of The Office, the funniest show on Television.

    PC users rather are suburb sitting, Harley Davidson riding engineers with an insatiable hunger for raw meat and McDonalds fries usually washed down by Orange Crush while watching a Law and Order: SVU marathon.

    Mac users tend to sip on a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or a Vodka Gimlet while discussing modern art and how plain looking PC users are.

    PC users play “slap the bag” after pounding a Screaming Orgasm and confuse impressionist art with Frank Caliendo.

    Mac users prefer Wes Anderson.

    PC users prefer Michael Bay.

    Mac users are a vocal minority (10.8%).

    Microsoft has sold more Windows 7 licenses than there are people in the United States.

    Mac users will fix their own computers. Or die trying.

    PC users will ask their “Mac Friend” to fix theirs.

    In all seriousness it's almost as if Hunch.com made up these statistics and findings. Apple was on to something with their Mac vs. PC ad campaign. What we thought was humorous hyperbole turned out to be quite accurate. Head on over to Hunchblog to see the complete findings.

    Sources: Hunch.com
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac vs PC: The Final Showdown started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 220 Comments
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      First Off: Big Bang Theory > The Office
      Second: I'm a "PC" User and I fix ALL my friends Macs
      Third: Does it make me "Bi-Nerdy" If I have a PC and a Mac?
      Fourth: Transformers is Awesome weather you use a PC or a Mac
      Fifth: I like Vodka and hate Frank Caliendo
      and last but not least. Windows 7 sucks !!!!
      I agree with you, especially on Transformers!!!
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      A pc lmao
    1. InsecureSpike's Avatar
      InsecureSpike -
      Vista HP desktop, & XP Sony Vaio Lappy

      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      what did you have before your mac?
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I don't agree with the premise that Mac users are smarter or more sophisticated than PC users. Macs are for people that don't know anything about computers. So if anything it would be the opposite.

      A friend once explained to me that a BMW was for people that loved cars. If you own a BMW then most likely you know what you're driving. He went on to explain that Mercedes owners don't even care about the internals - they just want to get in and go.

      PC users are more like BMW owners.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      I think its the other way around
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Is what the f$&k an appropriate response? Or will I be classified as a Linux bi alien?
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Linux bi alien
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      PC users will ask their "Mac friend" to fix theirs? That was stupid.
      Exactly! In my experience Mac users are incapable of changing a tire, let a lone fixing their computer or another's. No no, they come to us PC nerds for guidance, and kind folk we are, we give that help unabashedly and without the pampous stick of mac up our arses.
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      Hey I can change truck tires let along a flat
    1. purplemonkeyspank's Avatar
      purplemonkeyspank -
      Hey! I like the office. It is the funniest show on t.v 
    1. epignosis567's Avatar
      epignosis567 -
      Uh, typically most Mac users don't know **** about computers... That's why the opt for the prepackaged use as we say computer made by apple. Did it also mention that apple customers are suckers who pay 3 times as much for the same hardware that will not be able to get software updates in about 2 years? Sorry, but apple customers are chumps.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      That is so stupid
    1. Stray's Avatar
      Stray -
      This news was mainly for fun. I doubt any is true
    1. XiOS's Avatar
      XiOS -
      Quote Originally Posted by rico_ View Post
      and what's wrong with michael bay? Last i heard he was making some badass movies.

      The office isn't the funniest show on tv.....family guy is. Everyone knows that.

      This survey is a joke!
      100% correct statement
    1. capufo's Avatar
      capufo -
      Quote Originally Posted by CabooseLoL View Post
      Mac users bring their computer back to have it fixed.

      PC users fix it them self.

      (not bashing on anyone. Just saying based on my experiences. I'm a Just as much of a Mac person as I am a PC person)
      That's very true I'm a pc and I would die trying to fix mine than having someone else do it.
    1. XiOS's Avatar
      XiOS -
      Hmmm wonder where do I fit in.
      I built my CPU myself. I have a multiboot system:

      ---Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
      ---Debian Linux
      ---Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7

      The order listed is not a preference order as all three are equally applicable in their own way
    1. mik3y08's Avatar
      mik3y08 -
      Some of you are taking this WAY to serious. Obviously they cannot determine this from any kind of study, it is more for fun. Some of you are getting mad @ the stereotypes of PC users then turning around and bashing mac users, thats hypocritical. It's all based on personal prefrence. I am a Mac user becuase im in the design field and its the industry standard, and from personall experience they have far less isues. As for the people saying Mac users know nothing about computers, I probly know more about computers than 75% of the people on this forum, I am always fixing friends/family's computers. Again it's personall prefrence, but there is not one thing my mac can't do that a PC can.

      Oh, and my Mac is definatly not "prepackaged" its 100% customized the way I set it up. And it didnt come with LOADS of bloatware
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      Again, another story having nothing to do with modifying my i-device
    1. mosesh's Avatar
      mosesh -
      why are there so many pc users on a iphone/mac news site...?
    1. Cokeman's Avatar
      Cokeman -
      Well I use a PC, but "I'm Not A PC" I'm a gadget freak. I don't watch tv, other than movies. I don't drink, & I sure in the hell am never going to take my PC, to anyone for them to fix it. I built it, I'll fix it.
      That said personally I don't think either OS is any better than the other. osX shines more than windows in some areas, & windows shines over osX in some areas. It boils down to the needs of each user.
      Mac users pay more for 2 things. Name & design macs look cool as hell. Most factory built PC's look like crap. Apple has Design on their side for sure.

      Quote Originally Posted by epignosis567 View Post
      Sorry, but apple customers are chumps.
      Why? Cause they buy something that works for them, in the style they like. People scream about fanboys being rude. A lot of pc users bring it on themselves.