All the cool kids are doin' it.
How did I know you would blog that?
Too cool, too cool.
And Jeff is personally responsible for converting 65 of them.
Wow, that's impressive.
No wonder why I couldn't find any macbook pros in stock last month!
I've been weeping openly for the past 10 minutes after seeing such a beautiful sight. Apple's day has finally arrived.
Yeah yeah.....show offs.
Whatever Mr. "I'm going to buy another LCD TV."
They are in now, but the "real world" is harsh and with rare exception has little use for such things - regardless of efficient and hardy operation.
Of course, through necessity, like so many others, I am a drone within the Windows machine.
When Apple decides to focus on true enterprise solutions, create a desktop that is tailored to business needs, and has affordable notebooks that do more than make nice media (a port replicator/docking station would be nice too) then the "real world" may actually embrace them.
Plus, the photo looks like a bad photoshop job.
Actually, the Digg comments indicated it's a university where the students are required to have a Mac, so it is in fact real.
There isn't anything a Mac can't do, and in fact I can do more at home with my Macs than anything on a Windows box, and most of that is without buying anything extra. And the hardware is nicer too. :) Apple still isn't targeting the corporate world, and I doubt they ever will because they don't want to turn their product into a cheap commodity. That doesn't mean they'll never be adopted though.
The docking station thing is the only really legitimate criticism I ever hear, but given how not-well the standard Dell docks work (or don't work), I don't know that Dell is adding any value in the first place. Someone in my team inevitably has to reboot daily after docking or undocking.
Mizzou requires their students to have a mac? What's the story behind that?
What's the point of a dock?
Port replication with quick connect/disconnect.
I actually heard recently that some schools are requiring Macs. I have a cousin whose daughter just started at the University of Findley and a Mac was the requirement. Since the life span of a PC is 18-24 months (for most people) starting with a Mac isn't detrimental to entering the real world. I just hope these people realize that unless they are in the creative arts (I use this loosely), it is much more likely that their work computer will be a Windows based PC.
On a personal level I don't have a strong opinion either way. At work my experience with Windows XP Pro have been positive. I could not tell you the last time my machine required a reboot for anything other than a routine Windows update, and those seem to be rare. Maybe I am the exception. I do have to reboot my home notebook on occasion, but that's because I did something stupid at some point and Acrobat Reader hoses up my memory or because my wonderful Time Warner broadband circuit drops.
I am not a big Dell fan. My kids have Dell PCs but that's because they are kids and they were cheap. Every notebook I have ever had (my wife too) personally or from work, has been an HP/Compaq. These seem to work very well and I loved my docking station.
I will be getting a new one for work soon and hopefully the company will continue to purchase HP notebooks - my desktop is a Dell. No problems, but not my favorite.
I've had a Sony, HP and Dell notebooks. The Dell was actually the least offensive. My MacBook Pro is my favorite computer ever, for its form factor and for OS X.
It's not a disservice to use a Mac, regardless of what profession you go into. Windows, and most software in general, isn't hard to figure out. It's just that using a Mac is so much easier and transparent to doing normal everyday things. That is why people love them I'd much.