Mac fans: We’re stuck up!

Ilya Kochanov
Contributor, [GAS]

Macs are cool computers. They’re technologically advanced and awesome looking to boot. They’ve even got a bunch of dandy features like multi-touch, back lit keyboards, and innovative graphical user interfaces. Great.

Owning one however, shouldn’t evoke a self-important smugness and sense of superiority any more than a pair of socks would. Normally this would be regarded as a general rule of thumb: buy a computer for its features and performance. Not to become better than everyone else while enjoying the smell of your own bowel movements.

Based on a survey of 7,500 MacWorld attendees it looks like Mac fans tend to be immodest, open minded liberals who are assured of their superiority. To put it bluntly.

Now, we’re not saying that we don’t like all you Mac folk. We love you. It’s just that having a shiny white laptop doesn’t make you any smarter or any more aware of the world’s issues.

Survey [MindsetMedia]

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16 Responses to Mac fans: We’re stuck up!

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  2. CHA no kidding MAC users (NOT ALL) but a lot are major douches. Like you make a joke about a mac they get pissy and defensive. They make a joke about windows and I’m able to laugh and go yeah, you paid $600 more than me and my laptop can stomp the ISHT outa yours and OHHH run apps that were programed by a company thats not apple. you know why apple make all their little apps on their macs cause 1. no one else will program for their dumb @55 system 2. cause mac users are too stupid to install applications. SERIOUSLY THOUGH TO SUM IT UP THEY ACT LIKE THE PRIUS OWNERS FROM THAT EP OF SOUTH PARK ABOUT THE CLOUD OF SMUG. sooo run along with you cute little toy computer and you ugly @$$ prius. Cause at least linux is open source and most linux users are willing to teach not JUST act like p*

  3. CHA no kidding MAC users (NOT ALL) but a lot are major douches. Like you make a joke about a mac they get pissy and defensive. They make a joke about windows and I'm able to laugh and go yeah, you paid $600 more than me and my laptop can stomp the ISHT outa yours and OHHH run apps that were programed by a company thats not apple. you know why apple make all their little apps on their macs cause 1. no one else will program for their dumb @55 system 2. cause mac users are too stupid to install applications. SERIOUSLY THOUGH TO SUM IT UP THEY ACT LIKE THE PRIUS OWNERS FROM THAT EP OF SOUTH PARK ABOUT THE CLOUD OF SMUG. sooo run along with you cute little toy computer and you ugly @$$ prius. Cause at least linux is open source and most linux users are willing to teach not JUST act like p*

  4. That graphic is so funny. We have a PC and a couple of iMacs at home, and they all get used daily. I prefer our new iMac for looks, ease of use, security, and it runs Windows (although I have to admit that does seem a little sick and wrong) when we need it to. If I had to pick just one computer to keep, it would definitely be the Mac. I don’t think I fit the “low modesty, high superiority” characterization, but the rest is pretty true.

  5. That graphic is so funny. We have a PC and a couple of iMacs at home, and they all get used daily. I prefer our new iMac for looks, ease of use, security, and it runs Windows (although I have to admit that does seem a little sick and wrong) when we need it to. If I had to pick just one computer to keep, it would definitely be the Mac. I don't think I fit the "low modesty, high superiority" characterization, but the rest is pretty true.

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  7. I used to use, and still do at my consulting gig, Windows machines and not just for simple spreadsheets and such. Actually I still have Windows through a virtual machine on my Mac. I use it for Database, Web, and .Net development.

    For me it is more about the freedom that I now feel with a tool that actually works and does all the things that I used to do on a Windows only machine. In fact Windows runs better in the virtual machine than it ever did on my dedicated laptops. And because it is a simple image with all the files stored on the Mac, when Windows gets all gummed up I simply restore the backup image (5 minute transfer) and continue working.

    Are we stuck up or just so happy to be able and work with something that simple does that, works.

    • Virtual machines running Under VMWare on PC are also extremely stable.. Even more stable than on the actual PC :)

      I run multiple distribution of Linux, Vista, XP, server 2000, server 2003 on my quad core box at work, and it works beautifully!

  8. I used to use, and still do at my consulting gig, Windows machines and not just for simple spreadsheets and such. Actually I still have Windows through a virtual machine on my Mac. I use it for Database, Web, and .Net development.

    For me it is more about the freedom that I now feel with a tool that actually works and does all the things that I used to do on a Windows only machine. In fact Windows runs better in the virtual machine than it ever did on my dedicated laptops. And because it is a simple image with all the files stored on the Mac, when Windows gets all gummed up I simply restore the backup image (5 minute transfer) and continue working.

    Are we stuck up or just so happy to be able and work with something that simple does that, works.

    • Virtual machines running Under VMWare on PC are also extremely stable.. Even more stable than on the actual PC :)

      I run multiple distribution of Linux, Vista, XP, server 2000, server 2003 on my quad core box at work, and it works beautifully!

  9. I grew up on PC’s, even had a Packard Bell when I was very young. I became so fluent in the way Windows Operates that I began building them for friends and even my own. However, after making the switch to a Mac, I have not had to reinstall my OS, or had it crash…in four years. I understand the stats of pc/mac users and virus’ and the target audience, I just hope the trend continues, I like being in the smaller group, hopefully virus free for a few more years. Did I mention I’ve never had and anti-virus software on my mac desktop or laptop? It operates as it should. period.

    Cheers and Happy Computing.

  10. I grew up on PC's, even had a Packard Bell when I was very young. I became so fluent in the way Windows Operates that I began building them for friends and even my own. However, after making the switch to a Mac, I have not had to reinstall my OS, or had it crash…in four years. I understand the stats of pc/mac users and virus' and the target audience, I just hope the trend continues, I like being in the smaller group, hopefully virus free for a few more years. Did I mention I've never had and anti-virus software on my mac desktop or laptop? It operates as it should. period.

    Cheers and Happy Computing.