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are you a mac or a windows user?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by matt_90036, Oct 11, 2010.

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are you a mac or windows user

  1. I am a mac user

    198 vote(s)
    25.5%
  2. I am a windows user

    391 vote(s)
    50.3%
  3. I use both

    188 vote(s)
    24.2%
  1. matt_90036
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    are most people in here Macintosh users or windows users? i am curious if apple managed to reach people with their iPAD device outside of the mac community. iOS does not count as a mac user. i am just trying to see how many windows users are in this forum and how well this device is adopted by people who are not familiar with macs.
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    You forgot one... Linux!

    I only use Windows because my work has some proprietary software, but for the most part I use OpenSUSE Linux (dual boot with Vista) and Ubuntu on another PC and yet another PC with SCO Open Desktop UNIX somewhere in the house that has not been used in ages. Old computers are good for something!

    The other reason I use Windows? To run iTunes since there is no Linux/UNIX equivalent to sync the iPod and iPad.
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    You forgot another.. Both.

    Did not vote.
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    misplacedcircus iPF Noob

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    A both option would have been cool. I alternate for supreme domination over the earth.
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    I tend to fall in line with what 1991-C4 posted. I am not married to any one operating system and I choose different ones for different systems. My desktop runs Windows 7, mainly to take full advantage of the hardware and to get my gaming fix in. I also have computers running Windows Home Server, Ubuntu, Vista 64, XP and an old laptop with Mandrake (not even around anymore I think). The only system I have never had a need for is OSX. I don't have a thing against it, but it doesn't fit any need that I have (doesn't keep me from wanting one to play with though). So, by majority of systems I went Windows ... lol.
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    Im a mac user :)
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    I wouldn't be here if i used windows.
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    I have been a windows user and still have to use it at work. This is my first Mac. I must say I am liking the Mac over windows. Runs faster in my opinion.
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    Yes.. It's growing in popularity.. I use PCLinuxOS here.
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    Both here and occasionally slackware.
    Find myself leaning more to the mac over time.
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    I added both to the poll as not many responses yet

    I use Mac at home and windows at work I also have a dual boot Mac at home. Windows at home is only used for training and support ie iTunes etc mainly for this forum and iphone4 forums
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    Ok thank you for modyfing the poll. I wasn't sure how to do it. I have to say that it is quite interesting so far.... We have more windows iPad users than Mac users.
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    billbunton iPF Noob

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    Well, at home I run Win7 on a MacPro, and on a Sony laptop. I also run OSX on another MacPro, and on a MacBook Pro. For work I run Win7 on a laptop, XP on a desktop, and am frequently logged in to Linux, Solaris, AIX and HP/ux boxen.

    I voted both :)
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    I've been a Windows user for 15 yrs. I did mess around a little with Linux before it got so comlpicated but never owned an Apple device till my iPad. Not an iPhone, iPod, Mac, nothing. Macs seem different in that Apple is real controlling compared to Windows machines. But I suppose there's ways around that.
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    I have been a PC user since the Apple IIe. I bought the Macbook Pro because at the time it was the most powerful laptop. I run a CAD package that needs the power. I initially partitioned the Macpro to a minimum Mac and maximum Windows. I installed Vista and eventually gave up and went back to XP. In the process I re-formatted the drive to be half Mac and half Windows. I use the Mac side for iTunes and all photos and videos and the Windows side for everything else. I have to admit that being a PC user for all these years I do not find the Mac very intuitive especially in file organization.

    That would probably be it but what has started the conversion process for me started with the iPhone. I was an avid Palm user but after waiting for the Palm Pre and being disappointed I broke down and bought an iPhone. I was very impressed with the sophistication of the UI. Apple really had something. The can find iPad is just a continuation of Apple choosing to develop a new way for people to interface with their devices. Hey, I'm now an Apple convert! I'm still stuck with the Windows side for business especially because my CAD package will never run on the MAC side. Slowly, I'm replacing PC programs with programs from Apple. I would give up MS Office if Apple ported iWorks. I actually think Apple would do well since it would allow people to go back and forth from the iPad. iWorks is just enough without all the baggage that I never use anyway with MS Office. Apple may found a way to break Microsoft's strangled-hold although I think Apple is after bigger game. They may have found the solution for the central home communication system. Apple TV, iPad and iPhone all using iOS.
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    Right now, I'm an iPad user. My one year old Hp laptop fried two weeks ago and I'm pondering the switch to a 27" iMac... Hmmm!
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    I am a windows user. I used macs a lot in the past for work, but not anymore.
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    Both Windoand Mac user here.

    Macbook and Ipad for me and the baby.
    Windows laptops through the house for wife and guests and windows at work.

    Maintaining both ops is a pain in the derriere sometimes, thinking bout going full mac, if only the wife could be convinced.
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    Windows for 90%.
    iPad for 10%

    :D
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