swheat wrote:Shellbelle wrote:anybody know if Hastings is a mac-friendly school? My assumption is that most have to be...but I've heard rumors this isn't always the case at all schools because some test programs are not compatible.
Just wondering before I go out and buy a laptop...
Over half of Hastings students use Mac. No problems except when it comes to exams. You need to install Windows on your macbook to run the exam software. It isn't difficult...the IT guys at Hastings will help if need be. The problem is spending $100+ for a version of Windows (although they sold us Windows 7 for $29.99 when it first came out..not sure if that deal is still available)
Some of the student legislature people are trying to get Hastings to give out free windows copies to students. Money is tight though so don't hold your breath.
makes sense. 93+% of all computers in the world are windows. Macs are only like 5-6% and the rest are linux/unix variations. Using VMware to run windows is very simple. or Bootcamp that comes pre-loaded with Macs. I'll help you install it if hastings accept me!