An online poll
conducted by the
Wall Street Journal
earlier this week shows that a slight majority of readers either use Macs or plan to switch from their Windows machines. The poll has also generated some interesting feedback from readers who have other comments as well.
Of the close to 1,800 people who participated, 42 percent said that they were either dyed-in-the-wool Mac users or Windows to Mac converts. Another 16 percent — 277 respondents — said that they plan to switch to the Mac from a Windows machine. 15 percent of those responding indicated that they’d tried a Mac but were Windows converts, and 27 percent — 475 votes — said that they’d never bought a Mac and never would.
Since the results of the poll — admittedly unscientific, at best, were posted more than 30 comments have been added. The responses run the gamut from folks who say they’re considering switching to the Mac for the first time to people who simply don’t like the Mac. Many folks also faulted the Journal for not offering a sixth poll option to identify users who support both platforms.