More evidence that Mac users are smarter than Windows users

“Are Mac users smarter than PC users? I doubt it’s possible to get a definitive answer, but as long as you don’t take any of it too seriously you can have a lot of fun playing with proxies such as the average user’s ability to read and write his or her native language,” Paul Murphy writes for LinuxInsider.

Murphy writes, “[Ratings for Mac users were] significantly higher than those given Slashdot’s contributors, and thus better than those given text from the PC sites, but the vocabulary was larger too. Without collapsing words to their root forms, but after removing punctuation (including capitalization) and numbers, the Macintouch stuff had 870 unique words to only 517 for the combined PC sites. Overall, the results are pretty clear: Mac users might not actually be smarter than PC users, but they certainly use better English and a larger vocabulary to express more complex thinking.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Just over two years ago, a report from from Nielsen/NetRatings stated, “Those who surf the Web using a Mac tend to be better educated and make more money than their PC-using counterparts.” So, of course Mac users use better English and a larger vocabulary to express more complex thinking. Why? What’s painfully obvious to most Mac users may not seem so clear to the majority of Windows sufferers, so we’ll just flat out say it: Mac users are smarter than Windows users. On that, you can quote us.


  1. Give me a break. This is nonsense
    It�s pathetic to think that someone is smarter because he is using a different OS.
    Pathetic with a capital P.

  2. Anyone who has used both Mac OS X and Windows XP and chooses the Mac isn’t making much of a statement about his or her massive intelligence. It’s rather an obvious choice. Those few who choose Windows even after seeing Mac OS X in action are the ones that skew the intelligence ratings so low for the Wintellites. You’d have to be a full-on cretin to pick Windows.

    Most Windows users are simply ignorant of the Mac for some reason, so they still have the opportunity to prove their intelligence in the future.

  3. Boeing777, you are showing the idiot side. You have the cause and effect reversed. Because they are smarter, they use Macs. Duh. And it’s supposed to fun. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. Boeing777, maybe the story is really that because we are smarter, we use the Mac OS. If I were dumber and didn’t know better, I’d probably use Windoze.

    Please, don’t hate me because I’m smart. There are so many better reasons to hate me… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Happy weekend to all!

  5. Jess cuz i aint gots some teeth i gots a few in my piehole. I pik winders cuz i needs software choices and i likes pikin from 100 word processors even though everybody only uses one or two. i done gone to arkansaz junior college an i is jess as smart as you MAC peeples. fuk u.

  6. Actually, there is a factor of being comfortable with one’s machine too. Mac users have the potential to be more productive than Windoze users. I mean, I don’t freak out when I hear, “You’ve got mail,” as I’m not expecting any email-based malware intrusions or attacks of any kind, nor am I expecting my OS to freeze or crash at any time (especially since I ditched Exploder). Even the humble iCab browser has a search field in the toolbar that’ll take me to a page in dictionary / with the term I entered.

  7. I gots most o my teef left in my noggin and i bet i can think more complex than any of u’s. i done gone to west virginny state 3 years out of 4, so i might be smarter than billgates who aint done even got that far, i reckon. MAC peeples is 2 smart fer there own good is my 2 sense.

  8. If’n u gots all of yer teeth u r overrated in my book. Their i said it. MAC users needs to git on with dieing out all ready. i pik Winders cause my cousin said to and i like my cousin so much i marryed her.

  9. Picking XP over OS X would rank in stupidity right up there with Boeing leaving Seattle for Chicago. Kind of like trading in a new BMW for a 20 year old clapped-out Yugo.

  10. hey jest cuz my mama and pappy is furst cuzins dont meen i aint gots no smartz i jest aint as quik on the uptake as yer reggaler MAC uzer. i is mad at the scients what done this report cuz it makes me feel like a tard and i is sik of heerin it

    i aint that tarded. i can use winders jest lik everbody els.

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