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Re: The O/S Market is Changing...

  • Subject: Re: The O/S Market is Changing...
  • From: larry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 15 Oct 2006 17:11:47 -0700
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Students are Mac-in' it
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Dude, you're getting a Dell! Well ... maybe not any more. According
> | to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), 45 percent of
> | computers  purchased this year were Macs, more than in any
> | previous year. In 2003, when this year's seniors arrived
> | on campus, just 15 percent of them chose Macs.
> `----
> http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2006/10/12/arts/16162.shtml
> How many of these non-Macs are converted into Linux or made dual-boot?

As a long-time mac user and knowing less technical mac users I would
say very few.  Thare is nothing broken about OSX, the only problem most
people report have is opeining some Windows oreinted files (or office
whaen they don't have office).  No real desire to try Linux, not when
everything just works out of the box on the mac (itunes, imove, ical,
mail, sfari, iphoto, imovie, idvd, etc.) and is way cooler compared to
competing products (itunes-ical-imovie-idvd is a very powerful
combination of easy to use/creative software).

I myself am a programmer and go toward Linux because much of the
deveopment tools on the mac are relatively few, also generally platform
dependent, or have licensing restrictions like MS stuff.  Also I prefer
a PC to run Linux as it has more interfacing than the Macs.


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