Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)

What type of laptop will you be using in law school?

I will be using a PC
58
36%
I will be using a Mac
101
63%
I will use a Mac but I'll have to buy / borrow / find a PC for tests
0
No votes
I would use a Mac if I could but my law school doesn't support them
2
1%
 
Total votes: 161

Torvon
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Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Torvon » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:05 pm

I figure this could produce interesting results. How many are planning on PCs and how many on Macs for those going to law school this coming fall? I've heard a lot of people talking about switching to Macs for law school.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby charlesjd » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:07 pm

The new macs can have windows on them so the testing software can be on that partition with windows. Macs are the way to go.

Torvon
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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Torvon » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:14 pm

Found some really good information for anyone wondering about how a mac would do a particular law school:

http://maclawstudents.com/blog/law-scho ... -software/

If you scroll toward the bottom there is a list of a lot of schools and what they think about macs.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby lawduder » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:19 pm

Mac is the only credited response.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Torvon » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:57 pm

lawduder wrote:Mac is the only credited response.


I'm surprised at the ratio so far. I didn't realize Macs were so popular in the legal field.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby evilxs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:07 am

My school is one that specifically does not allow macs on exams so I bought a new laptop this last week and will be buying a tablet this week. Getting it narrowed down. Both operating with windows.

I've honestly never had the troubles most folks have with windows. I've also been on computers since my first apple computer in 1986. If you take care of them right you'll have no problems :shrug:

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Rand M. » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:17 am

Torvon wrote:
lawduder wrote:Mac is the only credited response.


I'm surprised at the ratio so far. I didn't realize Macs were so popular in the legal field.


I think it has more to due with the age group than the profession. It really says something about the future of computing. Once all of the older users are out of the market it is hard to see how Microsoft will continue its historical hegemony.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby pleasetryagain » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:21 am

Torvon wrote:
lawduder wrote:Mac is the only credited response.


I'm surprised at the ratio so far. I didn't realize Macs were so popular in the legal field.


I think its more a function of the overwhelming amount of young, trendy, hipsters on TLS.

Once all of the older users are out of the market it is hard to see how Microsoft will continue its historical hegemony.


Maybe they can try to finally make something that is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Vista was halfway there.. havent tried 7 yet.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:32 am

This is something I have looked at while attending classes at various schools while visiting. I was surprised to find that a majority of students use Macs. That said I will be sticking with a PC laptop.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Kim617 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:54 am

Worked in a computer lab freshman year and was turned off macs for good. Will NEVER use one. Ew. PC all day.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:03 pm

I thought I might need to use a PC, but apparently Exam4 runs native on Macs, so I'm sticking with a Mac. I grew up using Macs, my parents got their first Mac in 1982, and I've never owned anything else, so I am glad not to have to make the change.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:29 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:Maybe they can try to finally make something that is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. Vista was halfway there.. havent tried 7 yet.


7's solid. Everything just works, networking is a cinch, it's fast and stable, etc. It should have been Vista.

I'm a PC user, but hardly some sort of fanboy. I just like video games too much for mac (or to figure out / pay for WINE, etc.)

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby evilxs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:30 pm

jcl2 wrote:I thought I might need to use a PC, but apparently Exam4 runs native on Macs, so I'm sticking with a Mac. I grew up using Macs, my parents got their first Mac in 1982, and I've never owned anything else, so I am glad not to have to make the change.



I was using computers then. Macs weren't available yet. Im sure some dorky user will look it up and enlighten us.

Before 1986 I had learned on other's computers and I remember some ATT computers and whatnot, but definitely no macs in 1982.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby evilxs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:33 pm

Gawd I feel old. :evil:

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:50 pm

evilxs wrote:
jcl2 wrote:I thought I might need to use a PC, but apparently Exam4 runs native on Macs, so I'm sticking with a Mac. I grew up using Macs, my parents got their first Mac in 1982, and I've never owned anything else, so I am glad not to have to make the change.



I was using computers then. Macs weren't available yet. Im sure some dorky user will look it up and enlighten us.

Before 1986 I had learned on other's computers and I remember some ATT computers and whatnot, but definitely no macs in 1982.


Sorry, 1984.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby evilxs » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:34 pm

no apologies. I shouldn't have posted, not only do I feel silly for correcting you, but now I feel really damn old and I didn't need that today :oops:

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby jcl2 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:05 pm

evilxs wrote:no apologies. I shouldn't have posted, not only do I feel silly for correcting you, but now I feel really damn old and I didn't need that today :oops:


No problem, I don't mind being corrected. I just new that they got one the year they came out, which I thought was 1982, but apparently it was 1984. Incidentally, that was the year I was born, which, by TLS standards, makes me relatively old as well.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby snickersnicker » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:23 pm

Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. Macs are for tools. :)

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby forza » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:28 am

snickersnicker wrote:Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. Macs are for tools. :)


Wait a minute... a hipster who doesn't like Macs?

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby unbeknownst » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:34 am

I used a mac through college and loved it. I'm going to buy another one for LS.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby thalassocrat » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:45 pm

snickersnicker wrote:Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7. Macs are for tools. :)


+1, except Vista instead of Windows 7 unless I decide to put the effort into getting a copy.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby bigchris1313 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:27 pm

I had no idea there were so many freedom-hating communists on TLS.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Panther7 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:33 pm

pc > *


btw, windows 7 is nice, finally something worth changing from xp. feels a little odd at first though.






i can't think of one reason why getting a mac is a better idea than getting a pc.

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Re: Class of 2013 Survey (PC or Mac)

Postby Torvon » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:12 pm

So is there something about TLS that favors Mac or do you think this is a relatively accurate sample of overall law school attendees? For some reason I was under the impression that Mac was always the minority except for maybe in video/movie production.




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