By Doug Eshleman, Princetonian Contributor
Dude, you’re getting a Dell! Well … maybe not any more. According to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), 45 percent of computers purchased this year were Macs, more than in any previous year. In 2003, when this year’s seniors arrived on campus, just 15 percent of them chose Macs. The next year, a quarter of incoming freshmen did, and the year after that, 38 percent. These statistics aren’t comprehensive, because some students choose not to buy their computers through OIT. Nonetheless, the upward trend is real. Macs are where it’s at.
The upswing is not limited only to students. “A relatively high percentage of faculty use Macs,” said Steven Sather of OIT. “And that percentage has also increased over the past couple years.” Many faculty members in the Engineering School have adopted Macs despite the fact that some engineering software programs only run on Windows.
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