neither side is flattering; PC side makes it sound as though those who use a PC are ‘mainstream’ drones while the MAC side makes it appear that mac users attach themselves to anything that would deem them more cultured and better informed. honestly when it boils down to my preference i will choose microsoft which bill gates, CEO has donated over 30 billion dollars to charity over the greedy steve jobs (although to be fair, he does have ONLY 8.9 billion dollars and he has FOUR KIDS, HOW on earth could he support himself if he donated, amiright?)
This just seems more like a poll of Hunch users than actual mac v. pc users. I work in the graphics field with a pc at home. Most workplaces I’ve seen would buy macs for their graphics dept just because they thought they had to. I spent years designing watches on a series of Macs because they would all break one after the other in a matter of months. I ended up with an older Mac than when I started working there because it was the only functioning one they had left. It totally turned me off to the idea of owning Macs for life even with all the shiny new Macbooks available now. I have younger cousins who prefer to do video and photo editing on Macs, I don’t know if it’s a real preference issue or if it’s just how they were taught in school. When I was in art school, I was taught graphics programs mostly on Macs but there were a few exceptions. There are plenty of people who don’t know photoshop can run on a PC.
I’d really be curious how they came up with the “websites” section. I really don’t think those are the most popular websites among either of the two user types. So then what are they? I’m not sure what kind of audience Hunch.com attracts, but I doubt they’re representative of PC and Mac users everywhere.
When you look at things like the design industry standard being the Mac platform, is any of this surprising at all? I prefer Mac for work and PC for play and only because the Mac OS makes things go very smoothly from one window to another and PC’s are cheap as hell to upgrade. Essentially, they’ve been becoming the same thing since Mac’s began using Intel processors anyway.