Skip to comments.Surprise! Democrats Use Macs More
Posted on 12/03/2007 2:16:44 PM PST by Swordmaker
A survey of computer operating systems market share shows an uncanny resemblance to the Democrat-Republican election map from 2004. Too bad only Democrats see the Mac OS as a superior computer platform! Click on the top map below from Market Share by Net Applications or check out the results here.
I think this more likely shows where the SERVERS that are being accessed are located rather than the location of the consumer computers.
And what's up with Alaska... except Mac usage?
I knew there was a reason I hated Macs.
Apple is the computer of elitists.
Democrats are elitists.
Windows is the OS of the common man.
Republicans are the common man.
It makes perfect sense.
If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.
Mac users are more intelligent and sophisticated than PC users. Ask them.
And Libertarians use Linux?
Odd, but I bet the numbers are about right.
It’s good to see all those concealed gun toting Vermonters are using Macs...
Or communists... “Free Software Foundation” I bet!
I knew it !
It's supposed to show the location of the client rather than the server.
The geographic location of an IP address can often be determined from the netblock information at arin.net. You can enter your IP address in the whois search and see if it matches your location.
Does this mean I am a freak of nature? And I live in NY state, too!
My IP address says I'm in Chicago.
that is because Bresnan has their IP block located in Chicago.
There is a unintended consequences in the analysis.
Yeah, I think that might have something to do with it...
Of course those dang Vermonters are still toting Macs along with their guns and not an Apple Store in sight to hold up...
And the Nome, Alaska, Apple Store is scheduled to opened sometime next... century...
OrgName: Bresnan Communications, LLC.
Address: One Manhattanville Rd
StateProv: NY PostalCode: 10577
NetRange: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
This says I'm in NewYork.
“Mac users are more intelligent and sophisticated than PC users. Ask them.”
Gad, that was beautiful.
And quite true in some cases...just as bad as some of the hyper-geeks
PC worshippers of about a decade ago!
“And Libertarians use Linux?”
Some of them are research scientist (and conservative, including
frugal in getting computer power). Got two of ‘em in my family.
I’d only say they have some “small-L” libertarian inclinations.
Don’t give a hoot...I just want equipment that works and does what I want it to...
Politics be durned!! algore is still a maroon!
Back in the 80s, when most guys were using MS-DOS, the Mac was a good way to meet girls.
“Sure, you can use my Mac to write your paper. Come on over.”
And they got better grades just from handing in a paper that was printed out with better fonts. It was especially good with the law school chicks. I doubt that trick would work nowadays.
“And Libertarians use Linux?”
Naw, Libertarians just pirate copies of Windows.
I think their methodology is suspect...
The only thing I miss is gaming but not much. As each HP heads for the garbage pile, I'm buying the kids a Mac. So that will be 6 Republicans in the Mac category.
Anybody that trusts this data is an idiot. It’s all FAKE!!!
Conservatives for Mac bump.
I love my Mac. My company just sent me a new work laptop loaded with Windows Vista. I hate it.
In what state does Rush Limbaugh live? ;’)
Looking at Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan — I’ll go out on a limb here and posit “Reagan Democrats” are Windows users...
Yeah, the location data doesn’t make sense from a political perspective - it makes sense from an industrial perspective - where the Mac is popular, you have a large population engaged in high-tech pursuits or who are educated and have access. Of course that does trend to the younger side, which the younger folks do lean towards the left. In the end, I think it’s more significant that it’s heavy in high-tech areas (which bodes well for Apple stock ;-) ).
Re: Rush abode
Rush lives in Floriduh
Board of Directors for Apple
Chairman and former CEO
Chairman and CEO
Albert Gore Jr.
Former Vice President of the United States
Arthur D. Levinson, Ph. D.
Chairman and CEO
Dr. Eric Schmidt
Chairman, President and CEO
And I own three Macs
Do Macs still not allow you to turn it off or on except with a paper clip through a pin hole on the side? That really, really irritated me - their computers were “unbreakable” and “self-fixing”. Yeah, right.
Re: the universal Mac tool (paperclip)
Some earlier Macs had a recessed reset button that you needed something such as a ballpoint pen to depress to use but that has not been the way to force a shut down for years. This was a safety measure that prevented accidental shutdown and data loss. IIRC, the last Mac with a recessed reset button was the Pismo Powerbook.
The Universal Mac Tool was used to force the opening of the CD drawer or to remove a floppy from the buttonless floppy drive.
Currently, you force a shutdown ( if necessary) by holding the power button for about ten seconds.
Apple is the computer of creatives (graphic designers, video editors, etc). Unfortunately, there are too many of us that lean left. I guess I'm one of the exceptions.
Dude, that is so old. Besides, Macs have always been easy to shut down using a drop down menu. The pin hole was in case of a lockup. Windows PCs did not have it ... instead you had to unplug the machine when it locked up.
Your quote I don’t know where comes from.
As for the stupid pinhole, Windows PC you didn’t have to unplug - duh. It would have to be severe to do that. Mostly you just pressed the big, fat power button, which Macs didn’t have for “off”. Easy to shut down? When it was locking up, you couldn’t USE the menu!!!!
Oops. Forgot to cut and paste. My bad.
Never said you could. I was just stating where the shut down was located. And yes ... macs have always had a power button. The pin hole was for lockups.
In Wasilla, Alaska we have two Apple stores. I visit them often and they are usually pretty busy. I’m not sure but I think the owner of one of them has a conceal permit. Only in Alaska.
Does that seem unusual ?
I’m a graphic designer and musician (check out my profile page). And I hate Macs.
Apple is no longer the computer of “creatives”, hasn’t been for a very long time. Macs only have one mouse button... how creative can you be with only one button..? What software does Apple have that isn’t on PC? Final Cut Pro and Logic Audio... and... ummm... that’s about it. For years now Apple has only been the computer for the computer illiterate, TV and movie characters, the tragically hip, and of course, Al Gore.
Microsoft all the way baby!!!!
I'm a designer, music and video editor. I use a Mac. All of the other designers in my department use Macs. The print vendors we use are mostly Mac. This industry is still saturated with Macs. I have also used a Windows PC and found little support for it. I'm sure that has improved, but the Mac is still the leader in this market.
I am typing this on my Mac and using my Apple 2-button mouse to navigate this site. Actually, it's capable of more buttons, but I find too many annoying. I do like the scroll button on it though.
A conservative's MAC - 10
Why is Mac better for graphics and photos?
It’s probably not that much better anymore. Technology on both sides has improved greatly. But there’s still that pixel difference though. Mac has square pixels, the other has rectangular. That does make a difference on some design elements ... especially fonts. This is mostly noticed in web design.
Counter, the Mac has had a multi-button mouse with a scroll ball (very useful for "creatives") for almost three years now. Macs have supported multi-button mouses for at least 15 years... usually without needing a driver. Plug one in and it works. Where have you been?
I could use the same outdated information by asking "Does the PC still have those weird rectangular pixels?" that prevented them for so long in being true WYSIWYG.
Computer illiterate, Huh? I've only got 26 years of IT experience under my belt, some of it with a sideline as both a graphic artist and as a musician. I assure you that my SMB IT clients do not pay me over $100 an hour for being "computer illiterate." I am computer multi-literate, being a consultant on DOS, Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux. In fact, most Mac users are at least computerly bi-literate as they have been forced by mono-literate Windows only IT departments to be Windows users at their work... but have chosen to use a Mac at home.
Nor am I 'tragically hip"... my daughters say I'm about as square as they come.
I am not Al Gore, either...
And it only has a single button to make it work...
Better color handling for one thing...
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