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Eying a cool new MacBook for college (or for your kid at college)? According to a survey cited by Morgan Stanley, roughly 40% or college students say that their next computer purchase will be a Mac. This will result in a higher market share for Apple in the future.



The basic argument here is that students who are used to Apple products grow up, get jobs, and make money. They will then buy more Macs, and will also make Apple products more "mainstream" and become more common in the workforce. Huberty offers Linux as an analog, suggesting that as Linux-savvy students got jobs and then Linux saw large market share gains.

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Interesting.
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I agree with them. Im going to uni in a couple of months and im getting a macbook before going there.
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What is the percentage of students that actually bought one though? I know plenty of people that said they were going to buy an apple, saw the price and bought something elseā€¦
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Meh, half the people in my lectures have Either Macs or Vista (small number are still rolling with XP). I am the only one that I have ever seen sportin' Linux (Ubuntu).
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Originally Posted by The Cake is a Lie View Post
Meh, half the people in my lectures have Either Macs or Vista (small number are still rolling with XP). I am the only one that I have ever seen sportin' Linux (Ubuntu).
    
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Well, if you are going into Engineering, and get a Mac....good luck. There are pretty much ZERO engineering programs made for Macs.
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Hmm thats interesting.

What colleges did they survey? (I can't open the link, internet too slow)

I hardly know any one with a Mac, I have only seen about 10-15 people at my college who have one. Come to think of it, usually there are about twice as many linux laptops as Macs.

Well, what ever floats their boat.
    
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Plan to but Macs, how many actually buy them?
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Oh noes, OCN is pissed because people like macs!
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