Do you use Windows or Mac OS at home, work, etc? graph of japanese statisticsA recent survey from iShare into Windows and Mac usage revealed that Mac users were more interested in new computers and the design of domestic appliances.

Demographics

Between the 2nd and 5th of February 2010 492 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 54.1% of the sample were male, 28.0% in their twenties, 31.1% in their thirties, and 40.9% in their forties.

I did work with Mac OS many, many years ago, but I found it rather disappointing. I felt it was being just too clever, or perhaps the secret to enjoying the Mac is to “Think Different”, and not expect it to be as awkward as Windows.

Research results

Q1: Do you have the opportunity to use computers at home, work, etc? (Sample size=492)

  All Male
N=266
Female
N=226
Yes (to SQ1) 95.9% 96.2% 95.6%
No 4.1% 3.8% 4.4%

Q1SQ1: Do you use Windows or Mac OS at home, work, etc? (Sample size=472)

  All Male
N=256
Female
N=216
Windows only (to SQ2) 83.9% 89.5% 77.3%
Both Windows and Mac 13.1% 9.8% 17.1%
Mac only (to SQ4) 2.8% 0.4% 5.6%
Neither 0.2% 0.4% 0.0%

Q1SQ2: Have you ever used Mac OS at home, work, etc? (Sample size=396)

  All Male
N=229
Female
N=167
Yes 35.9% 34.5% 37.7%
No (to SQ3) 64.1% 65.5% 62.3%

Q1SQ3: Have you ever tried out Mac OS at an electrical superstore, etc? (Sample size=254)

  All Male
N=150
Female
N=104
Yes 21.3% 20.7% 22.1%
No 78.7% 79.3% 77.9%

Q1SQ4: Have you ever used Windows at home, work, etc? (Sample size=13)

  All Male
N=1
Female
N=12
Yes 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
No 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

Q2: Are you curious about new models of computer when they come out? (Sample size=492)

  All Male
N=266
Female
N=226
Always curious 10.8% 9.4% 12.4%
Often curious 32.7% 29.7% 36.3%
Often not curious 35.4% 36.1% 34.5%
Never curious 21.1% 24.8% 16.8%

Mac users tended to be a bit more curious about new machines.

Q3: For home appliances, which is more important, design or functionality? (Sample size=492)

  All Male
N=266
Female
N=226
Design 1.8% 2.3% 1.3%
Perhaps design 11.2% 6.8% 16.4%
Perhaps functionality 55.9% 53.0% 59.3%
Functionality 31.1% 38.0% 23.0%

Mac users were slightly more interested in design over functionality.


3 Comments

Selly Yustiawati · February 26, 2010 at 20:36

Dropping on your Blog…..
Like This….

Astaga.com Lifestyle on The Net · February 26, 2010 at 20:37

So,..where is the Best? Mac or Windows….?

s3denk · March 7, 2010 at 16:37

hmmmm…..I think both of them is good

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