I remember when my youngest brother (now 43) was in school, they all had Apple's (commodores, I think). I was jealous they had computers in the school.
I believe that most school systems these days use Windows though, so I wouldn't be surprised he'd want what he's used to.
When the time came for me to buy my own personal computer for the first time, I was partial to the Apple Macs, but I also knew I'd be using Windows 3.1/DOS at work, and I didn't want to have to learn two operating systems at the same time. So I chose the PC.
My middle brother works in printing, and he's Apple all the way. But that's what *he* uses at work. Never fails to give me major grief about my Windoze
. But it seems to me that a lot of people just choose the one they're used to, unless to "other kind" has something special they really want.