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Fortune recommends a Mac for college-bound students

updated 02:25 pm EDT, Fri July 30, 2004

Mac preferred over Windows

Fortune magazine's recommends that parents that college-bound students purchase a Mac: "Windows vs. Mac? These days I'd definitely vote for the Mac OS, which is less susceptible to crashes and viruses. Windows is more popular, but seems perpetually to be on orange alert. You don't want to hear, 'A virus ate my term paper.'" The article offers other buying advice as well, including purchasing a notebook, computer theft insurance, extended care plans, etc.




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  1. l008com

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    On

    behalf of all mac users,
    "DUH! We've been telling you all this for years glad to see your finally catching on, world."

  1. macimmortal

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re:On

    AMEN!

  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    On behalf...

    On behalf of rest of the world who knows basic grammar, "your" "you are".

    There are plenty of idiots out there. I find the ratio is roughly proportional to market share (98% of idiots use PC, 2% use Mac). :)

  1. strictlyplaid

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Compatibility

    Depends on the school's hardware mix. If the school is 100% PC, good luck getting access to any software the school offers, having to use different systems in the lab and at home, etc.

    Of course, cross-platform work is much better than it used to be, even only a few years ago when I was in undergrad, so it wouldn't be impossibly painful even at an all-PC school.

  1. just a poster

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I don't do windows

    whether it is in all-PC companies, schools, or whatever.

    I just won't touch that c***.

  1. azdude

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    On behalf... (Re: klinux)

    On behalf of those who hate to see grammar-picky people be jerks on message boards, I'd like to question what you're trying to imply by your second statement.

    Your statement "98% of idiots use PC, 2% use Mac," and the observation that this mirrors market share directly proves little more than the fact that idiot-ness has *nothing to do with* (is independent of) choice of computer platform.

    (98% / 98% = 2% / 2%) => No correlation

    To deliver your joke properly, one would state it as "98% of PC users are idiots, 2% of Mac users are idiots."

    Idiot. :-D

    (this post, while true, is a joke) :)

  1. pompom

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Why even argue ?

    This is just right, get a Mac so you can concentrate on your studies

  1. klinux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    azdude

    Thanks for proving my point that plenty of Mac users are idiots.

    Your [sic] so stupid its funny [sic].

    What's next, you say 2+2 = 5 and thus Macs have a 8% marketshare and I can't correct you because I am nitpicker about grammar and math and the truth, etc?

  1. Eriamjh

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Except

    for those schools that require a f*cking PC.

  1. n9yty

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sad but true

    It's really sad... A friend just moved to go to a new university which not only requires a Windows computer, but will not allow any other OS on their campus network. The only rationale I could think of that would justify such a strict "One-OS" policy would be security, antivirus, etc, but if that were the case you wouldn't lock-in on Windows. Ah, must be some secret Microsoft kickback.

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