It Began Back Then Historians have recently discovered that Mac/PC fanboyism sparked at this very moment. Get the best tips from MakeUseOf in your inbox, free! 8 Comments - Markus Klyver August 10, 2013 A Macintosh computer *is* a PC. *sigh* And referring to “Mac” is just stupid. Do you mean Mac OS X (the operating system), Macintosh (the hardware) or MAC (which is an unique identifier assigned to network interfaces).