You’ve heard stories about them. You may even have encountered one in the wild. Or in an Internet forum, where they commonly congregate and are notorious for their savage and often ill-thought-out verbal attacks on other fanboys and noobs. You knew you were looking at a fanboy of some kind, but you weren’t sure which kind it was.
PCWorld has created this Field Guide to give you an easy reference for identification purposes. They have identified eight species of tech fanboys, viz Apple, Windows PC, Linux, Blackberry, XBox 360, Android, Ps3 & D&D fanboys.
Wikipedia defines fanboy as “a term… used to describe someone who is highly devoted and biased in opinion towards a single subject or hobby within a given field.”
Are You a Fanboy? 19 Signs to Look For may also interest you. Also check out Anatomy of a Fanboy & The Cult Of Mac.