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Surprise! Democrats Use Macs More
Mac Door ^ | 12/2/2007

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.


Distribution of computer OSes. Darker means more Macs.

Last Presidental Election Results


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: inferioritycomplex; themacborg
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I don't see how poling the OS of users provides the location of the computer using the OS...

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?

1 posted on 12/03/2007 2:16:45 PM PST by Swordmaker
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To: Swordmaker

I knew there was a reason I hated Macs.


2 posted on 12/03/2007 2:18:29 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Swordmaker

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.


3 posted on 12/03/2007 2:20:23 PM PST by counterpunch (Hillary'08 :: At Least She's Not Rudy!)
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To: 1234; 50mm; 6SJ7; Abundy; Action-America; af_vet_rr; afnamvet; Alexander Rubin; Amadeo; ...
I'm SHOCKED! Shocked I tell you... Liberals MUST use Macs more than Conservative do... PING!


No, this isn't the distribution of Kerry v. Bush voters...
its the supposed distribution of Mac users.

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

4 posted on 12/03/2007 2:21:31 PM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: Swordmaker

Mac users are more intelligent and sophisticated than PC users. Ask them.


5 posted on 12/03/2007 2:22:52 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: counterpunch

And Libertarians use Linux?


6 posted on 12/03/2007 2:23:07 PM PST by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: absalom01

Odd, but I bet the numbers are about right.


7 posted on 12/03/2007 2:23:48 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: All

It’s good to see all those concealed gun toting Vermonters are using Macs...


8 posted on 12/03/2007 2:26:28 PM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: absalom01

Or communists... “Free Software Foundation” I bet!


9 posted on 12/03/2007 2:30:24 PM PST by counterpunch (Hillary'08 :: At Least She's Not Rudy!)
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To: Swordmaker

I knew it !


10 posted on 12/03/2007 2:33:38 PM PST by free_life
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To: Swordmaker
It’s good to see all those concealed gun toting Vermonters are using Macs...

Yep

11 posted on 12/03/2007 2:38:04 PM PST by Vermonter
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To: Swordmaker
I think this more likely shows where the SERVERS that are being accessed are located rather than the location of the consumer computers.

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.

12 posted on 12/03/2007 2:40:22 PM PST by HAL9000 (Fred Thompson/Mike Huckabee 2008)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Mac users are more intelligent and sophisticated than PC users. Ask them.

Better looking too. The fact that I have Vista must say something about my looks, which might explain my lack of a date this weekend.
13 posted on 12/03/2007 2:46:03 PM PST by JamesP81 ("I am against "zero tolerance" policies. It is a crutch for idiots." --FReeper Tenacious 1)
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To: Swordmaker

OH NOOOOOOoooo!

Does this mean I am a freak of nature? And I live in NY state, too!


14 posted on 12/03/2007 2:48:07 PM PST by jacquej
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To: HAL9000; Swordmaker
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.


15 posted on 12/03/2007 2:55:22 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: jacquej
I suspect it may have something to do with the location of the Apple Stores as well...


Usage of Apple Macintosh by State

Apple Store Locations

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...

16 posted on 12/03/2007 3:14:25 PM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: HAL9000; Swordmaker
OrgName: Bresnan Communications, LLC.
OrgID: BRESN
Address: One Manhattanville Rd
City: Purchase
StateProv: NY PostalCode: 10577
Country: US
ReferralServer: rwhois://rwhois.bresnan.net:4321
NetRange: 72.174.0.0 - 72.175.255.255


This says I'm in NewYork.

17 posted on 12/03/2007 3:16:12 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

“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!


18 posted on 12/03/2007 3:20:11 PM PST by VOA
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To: absalom01

“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.


19 posted on 12/03/2007 3:23:00 PM PST by VOA
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To: Swordmaker

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!


20 posted on 12/03/2007 3:55:10 PM PST by GRRRRR (What happened to my TAG LINE?)
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To: JamesP81

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.


21 posted on 12/03/2007 4:06:23 PM PST by HAL9000 (Fred Thompson/Mike Huckabee 2008)
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To: absalom01

“And Libertarians use Linux?”

Naw, Libertarians just pirate copies of Windows.


22 posted on 12/03/2007 4:21:05 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: Swordmaker

I think their methodology is suspect...


23 posted on 12/03/2007 4:22:38 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: Swordmaker
well dang it. I'm trying to reverse the trend. I dumped PC about 11 months ago and haven't looked back. I've got a family of 6 with 5 HP's and my MacBook Pro. Guess which one the family likes to get on and make music videos, slideshows, and get on the wireless network without "conflicts" , driver errors and other cr#p.

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.

24 posted on 12/03/2007 5:16:50 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: DesScorp

Heh!


25 posted on 12/03/2007 6:34:36 PM PST by absalom01 (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Swordmaker

Anybody that trusts this data is an idiot. It’s all FAKE!!!


26 posted on 12/03/2007 6:39:40 PM PST by Sunnyflorida (Peace is the aftermath of victory.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Conservatives for Mac bump.

I love my Mac. My company just sent me a new work laptop loaded with Windows Vista. I hate it.


27 posted on 12/03/2007 7:07:35 PM PST by A message
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To: Swordmaker

In what state does Rush Limbaugh live? ;’)


28 posted on 12/03/2007 9:03:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, November 30, 2007____________________https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Swordmaker

Looking at Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan — I’ll go out on a limb here and posit “Reagan Democrats” are Windows users...


29 posted on 12/03/2007 9:09:30 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (I'm a proud Yankee Doodle Protectionist)
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To: Swordmaker

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 ;-) ).


30 posted on 12/03/2007 9:19:00 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: SunkenCiv

Re: Rush abode

Rush lives in Floriduh


31 posted on 12/03/2007 10:57:53 PM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: Swordmaker

Board of Directors for Apple

Bill Campbell
Chairman and former CEO
Intuit Corp.

Millard Drexler
Chairman and CEO
J. Crew

Albert Gore Jr.
Former Vice President of the United States

Steve Jobs
CEO, Apple

Arthur D. Levinson, Ph. D.
Chairman and CEO
Genentech

Dr. Eric Schmidt
CEO
Google

Jerry York
Chairman, President and CEO
Harwinton Capital

And I own three Macs


32 posted on 12/04/2007 5:31:58 AM PST by Military family member (GO Colts!!)
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To: Swordmaker

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.


33 posted on 12/04/2007 5:39:43 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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.


34 posted on 12/04/2007 9:14:30 AM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: counterpunch
Apple is the computer of elitists.

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.

35 posted on 12/04/2007 11:20:15 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Apple is the computer of elitists.

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.

36 posted on 12/04/2007 11:25:21 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: al_c

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!!!!


37 posted on 12/04/2007 1:28:37 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Oops. Forgot to cut and paste. My bad.


38 posted on 12/05/2007 7:07:14 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
When it was locking up, you couldn’t USE the menu!!!!

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.

39 posted on 12/05/2007 7:08:35 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: XeniaSt

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.


40 posted on 12/05/2007 7:46:56 AM PST by strongbow
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To: strongbow
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 ?

Why ?


41 posted on 12/05/2007 8:26:06 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: al_c

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.


42 posted on 12/10/2007 3:56:01 AM PST by counterpunch (Hillary'08 :: At Least She's Not Rudy!)
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To: counterpunch

Microsoft all the way baby!!!!


43 posted on 12/10/2007 4:25:59 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: counterpunch
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.

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.

44 posted on 12/10/2007 6:54:49 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Swordmaker

A conservative's MAC - 10

45 posted on 12/10/2007 6:58:23 AM PST by Loud Mime (The Democrats made people believe that govt. lawyers are victims, whatta country!)
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To: al_c

Why is Mac better for graphics and photos?


46 posted on 12/10/2007 7:00:47 AM PST by Loud Mime (The Democrats made people believe that govt. lawyers are victims, whatta country!)
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To: Loud Mime

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.


47 posted on 12/10/2007 7:09:54 AM PST by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: counterpunch
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.

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...

48 posted on 12/10/2007 10:47:46 AM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: Loud Mime

And it only has a single button to make it work...

49 posted on 12/10/2007 10:48:58 AM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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To: Loud Mime
Why is Mac better for graphics and photos?

Better color handling for one thing...

50 posted on 12/10/2007 10:50:22 AM PST by Swordmaker (Entered and posted entirely with my iPhone.)
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