lol. to the above. 300 does not a survey make. I know that im starting my freshman year of college this semester, and Ive got an eee pc with ubuntu 9.04 on it. (Would be running Sabayon but my external dvd burner died 5 months ago). For my part ive gotten as many of my friends as i can to run different linux distros, and set them up with both personal and forum based support. With a good distro and a cheap Acer youve got a solid laptop for cheap.
LOL. yes macs are expensive. At least most universities have abundant amounts of computer labs and network access in every dorm room. I think people want cheaper full featured computers than fashion designed crappletops.
Can't use the "Apples are the most reliable notebook" line anymore. Asus took that title in an article I've read here. Which brings me to an old topic again. What do Macbooks offer that Notebooks don't? Reliability? Windows based machines have more software than apple. Viruses? Stop surfing porn and focus on school. I own both a Macbook and a Notebook. Honestly, no difference other than the OS. Sure Macbooks are sexier in design IMO. But students can focus on luxury after they graduate.
Good! Keep them away! If that means shorter lines at the apple store, and my friends not touching my Mac because they have no Idea how to use it to check their myspaces or facebooks or click on that spam IM then im okay with this fact.
My sister got a (white plastic) Macbook cause she wanted the simple and straight forward UI of Mac OS X, she didn't want to have to fuss over Windows Vista (which I dont blame her). But then she had to send the thing back to apple after like 3 months because the case warped and made the CD drive opening impossibly small so that the disc she had in it couldnt make it out XD . and also the webcam wasnt registering some colors at times and wouldnt even turn on sometimes too. So yeah... we got one heckuva lemon (but they did fix it under warranty and it hasnt given her anymore problems). But now after browsing Dell (I know, i know but they let you personalize soo much on them!) and HP laptops I realize how much more you can get for the $1200 we spent on the mediocre Macbook.
They will buy Apple and wear women's jean as soon as their liberal professors get through them. Higher education institutions in the US are basically assimilation camps that churn out liberal dimwits that lack critical thinking skills.
The only saving grace is that they’ll turn back into “normal” people by TV and a few years at home after graduation.
I work at a university and while I don't spend much time in computer labs these days, I do recall being in a Mac lab a year or two ago. It was filled with a bunch of pissed off students who had an assignment that involved using software only available on Macs. No one could figure out how to use them. They looked at me and I told them I couldn't help and got out of there before things turned ugly. It's more than just cost, it's also what people know how to use. If you're in college time is important and learning a new OS isn't what people want to do, they just want to do their assignments.
[citation][nom]IzzyCraft[/nom]300 students! What is that 1 from every school? Hell UCLA admissions take in like 40 times that every year.[/citation]
I guess statistics is lost on the bulk of you people... statistically speaking anything over ~30 people is a large enough sample size to extrapolate trends. What's missing is the randomness of the sample as well as the margin of error, is it 1% or 9%. That information would make a big difference.