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This will result in a higher market share for Apple in the future.
Wow. I can see that the author is quick on his feet having picked up on that tid bit!
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I skipped about 12 pages because I assumed that it will mostly be PC vs Mac flame war.

I think I was right
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Psssht, plan. I see. So, since I am over here with my new shiney Macbook, does that mean I am outside the 40%? *prays*

On a more serious note...I think 40% may be a bit high but I don't think it's that far off the truth. Macbooks are great for school.

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Maybe 40% of college students are taking Liberal Arts/English (AKA Majoring in "Would you like fries with that?")?
HOW DARE YOU! All I can say is...well played. (FYI, I am an English Major right now...and I will never work with fast food) *cough* Starbucks *cough* [/sarcasm]

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I don't know that many college students that are willing to dish out hard earned cash for a pretty case and OSX. Not to mention the cooling systems on these notebooks are horrid, which WILL decrease the life of the notebook significantly.
I really like my Macbooks cooling system. Very intuitive, honstly. The air is sucked in through the keys and the exhaust vent is out the back...works good enough for me. It never really gets hot either.
    
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Psssht, plan. I see. So, since I am over here with my new shiney Macbook, does that mean I am outside the 40%? *prays*

On a more serious note...I think 40% may be a bit high but I don't think it's that far off the truth. Macbooks are great for school.
Unless you're a student of the sciences that needs to be able to use the notebook for something other than internet surfing or typing documents.
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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).
Small number? xp:vista ~ 80:20 is a very small number indeed.
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Yer well i guess cause macs are for writting serfering the net home offcie use editing see why students would need a mac. over a pc
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Yer well i guess cause macs are for writting serfering the net home offcie use editing see why students would need a mac. over a pc
Based upon what I just attempted to read, this is what I picture having happened a short while ago:
A friend of yours ----> <---- You
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40% of College Students Plan to Buy Macs, Survey Says

Seisure *Shaking violently*.
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Unless you're a student of the sciences that needs to be able to use the notebook for something other than internet surfing or typing documents.
Then install Vista on it if you need to. I have not touched or seen a notebook thats as well built as Apple's notebooks are. The little bit extra is worth the security...
    
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Then install Vista on it if you need to. I have not touched or seen a notebook thats as well built as Apple's notebooks are. The little bit extra is worth the security...
Then you have not looked hard enough, and you thinking that Apple OSes provide better security is a gross misunderstanding on your part.

It would be dumb to buy a MacBook only to install Windows on it unless I absolutely had to have OSX. Since I can do anything in Windows that I would use a Mac for (as is the case for most people), it wouldn't be worth it. Apple notebooks are already overpriced, and now you're saying to add the additional cost of an OS? Not likely.
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