I was in the Dartmouth College computer store in 2004 or 2005 and I saw a signed that proclaimed: “After July 1st computer services will no longer support Apple Macintosh.”
By 2008, however, I noticed more and more of my students using Macs. This trend was important to me as I use Minitab software in two of my classes. Newer versions of Minitab only support Windows.
This year, so many of my students use Macs, that I have to hold the classes in which I teach Minitab in the engineering department’s computer lab, as I want the students to follow me on a computer.
I was recently told that 75% of the incoming freshman at Dartmouth will be using Macs. All of this in spite of Macs significantly greater cost over a Windows based PC.
Since the students at our colleges and universities will be tomorrow’s leaders, this may portend big changes ahead in computing.
Encourage your students to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp
The statement “no longer support Apple Macintosh.”…
I would expect this to directed at specifically the Macintosh.. not all Apple computers.
regardless .. latest Apple OS supports using Windows programs on an Apple computer.
So your use of Minitab… shouldn’t be an issue.
The Macintosh hasn’t been produced for a long time (20 years?)
A “Mac” isn’t always a “Macintosh”..
Gotta love a “live” language… (English)
Common understandings of terms .. constantly changing.
Apps (no longer “applications”)…
Mac.. generic term for Apple computer..
Never understood “turbo charged” shaving in advertising.. (where’s the turbine?)
In tech field even more confusing when mixed with abbreviations…
.. Intellectual Property?
.. Internet Protocol?
often in the same sentence! ( the IP used for putting a 10BT solution using IP?)
Apple remains a small fraction of PCs sold today (http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2010/01/while-pc-market-rebounds-apple-slips-into-5th-place-in-us.ars). Is Dartmouth doing them a dis-service by not pointing this out or providing better guidance/direction on how these future engineers will assimilate into the real world? Or is this evidence that marketing is the key to product acceptance over performance and versitility?