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Monday, 02 August 2010 09:17

Linux users more likely to hate the iPad

Written by Nick Farell

Only status minded people interested
A recent study has revealed that self-directed, science-minded nonconformists are more likely to hate Apple's iPad.

According to the findings of a recent study by MyType, a maker of psychological quizzes if you like Linux, generally you hate Apple. Apparently iPad users are status-minded, highly educated business professional who enjoy tracking the growth of stock portfolios between work projects.

Mytype called the iPad fans Selfish Elites while the Linux people were Independent Geeks. It appears that iPad owners tend to care more about commerce, cash, power, and achievement than their peers. MyType's Tim Koelkebeck said that they are “high-performance professionals and screen-bound workaholics."

People interested in business and finance are much more likely to be iPad owners than those interested in movies, music, books and literature, the arts, the Internet, video games, shopping, food and drink, nightlife or family." Apparently though the iPad users scored lower on the survey on measures of kindness and altruism. In short they are selfish smug gits who are less "attuned to the needs of their families and other private, offline pursuits." They are socially autistic and would sell their own grandmother into slavery if it would give them the latest Jobs' Mob gadget.

Nick Farell

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+7 #1 Stewox 2010-08-02 10:54
I actually realized Apple is total crap and it's just an easy , casual when the guys who think they know a lot about PCs escape to , and they say , "i much more like iWorks because there you don't need to mess with updating like with Microsoft's crap"

Okay , i Agree MS is crap too , xbox ... etx , and Windows7 could be A lot better if it were developerd for GAMES and gamers, not with a stupid garishly polished 3-click-done office-like features that are USELESS , like homegroup.

But I heard SO many negative apple press that i actually had a look and i think apple iphone is total bs against android , and iPad , WTF is that? that's not even on the sight of discussion , waste of time.
+11 #2 ghelyar 2010-08-02 11:49
Kind of an obvious survey. Linux and Mac are polar opposites. Mac is for overpriced style, Linux is for cheap substance.

I don't know about business professionals though. Truth be told I've never seen anyone using a Mac for anything other than web browsing. It's the shiniest fruit flavoured youtube player out there.
0 #3 slimg00dy 2010-08-02 21:20
I actually am a linux user, I have been for the last 3, almost 4 years. The problem with Apple (Macbook, ipad, Power) is that they're too simple. For example, if you're a linux user who wants to dd a drive on a mac, its the same command, but not the same procedure. Normally, whether the drive is mounted or not, you can just do "sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/(whatever) (add more options here). In Mac, you sort of have to get the GUI out of the way, if the mac see's your drive, you have to unmount it and then dd it in command line. Just stupid stuff like this really bothers me. I'm sure I can dd it with the GUI but not all the options are there. There's a lot of programs (not just dd) that behave this way.
+3 #4 Bl0bb3r 2010-08-02 21:54
I didn't know Linux users were haters at all!

Damn... and I was thinking that apple users are the only ones with the problem. /sarcasm
+2 #5 mic.b 2010-08-03 15:48
Quoting ghelyar:
It's the shiniest fruit flavoured youtube player out there.

You obviously don't know any graphic designer or video editor (I'm talking about pros, not home grown wannabe's). In this user group Macs are most popular choice.
I'm not a fanboy. I'm using both Mac and Win 7, and I'm satisfied with both platforms. Each of them has strong and weak sides. Win 7 is great for gaming, Mac is better at graphic/video/media production (it's about structure of system and UI).

Please guys, lets not start another "platform war". Thats good for kids and journalists with some metal problem...

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