Parents who pay the tab for their children's computers might keep this in mind:
My ol' PiPress colleague, Julio Ojeda-Zapata, has written how Macintosh computers are losing their underdog status at four Minnesota colleges: Winona State, St. Olaf, Macalester, St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict.
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Once the niche choice of the creative types -- and held in disdain by the hardcore number-crunchers -- Macs have grown in popularity, Ojeda-Zapata writes.
Some reasons why:
Students' experience growing up with Apples in school;
Hip marking and deals;
More campus compatibility with the Mac operating system;
Macs' user-friendliness and "near immunity" to viruses;
Check out the comments by Macalester's David Sisk, which are in the last half to third of the post.