Art Institute of Chicago, MANY MACS!

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  1. crazyfortech macrumors member

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    A few days ago I went to the Art Institute of Chicago. There are SOOO MANY macs. In their library they had at least 10 g4 cubes, iMac intel & G4 in guest areas, eMacs EVERYWHERE, and all the art people you ask all have iMac G5's.
    Well now I can see why there are so many Macs, it's an art institute, a Mac is a beautiful piece of art! :)
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Apparently it's also become a storage ground for elderly computers! :eek: ;) :D
     
  3. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I was there in February and noticed that the info desks were outfitted with G4 iMacs. (I didn't see the library though.)
     
  4. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Northern Michigan University is nice too.

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    This is one of their studios. I just missed these CPUs by a year.
     
  5. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    My junior high/the whole K-8 uses Macs. Yay. Not that we're big enough to matter.:eek: haha
    Don't have the college experience yet.....:eek:
    If anyone cares:eek:, we primarily have eMacs, old iMacs, iBooks (some G4s), and... that's it, I believe.
     
  6. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    MY gf goes to the Art Institute. She's had nothing but trouble using their macs.
     
  7. crazyfortech thread starter macrumors member

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  8. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    I'm actually taking an Intro to Theatre class this semester, which requires me to go to the Performing Arts Center on campus. Walking through the faculty offices, I found quite a few 20-23" ACDs (accompanied by mostly G4's).

    I thought it was limited to the Art School, but seeing them in the Theatre Department was a bit of a surprise for me.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Many, many Macs = Very, very cool! :)

    All of those Power Mac G5s...drool... :)
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good to hear that they are starting you young students off right. :)
     
  11. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    You need to make that clear, then. The Art Institute was a school before it added a museum.
     
  12. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    My old school was completey mac. from 1st grade all the way to 12th. It was really nice. There were only 3 windows PC in the building and those were used the lunch line.

    Most of the computers are older iMac G4 (in the 500Mhz range) Most still have OS 9 on them also...unfortunantly. But i was just there this last weekend and they just put in a lab of G4 minis and an xserver (which is really freaking cool). I was talking to the tech admin and he said they are upping the ram in all the computers and putting 10.3.9 on all the computers. They also got a good shipment of eMacs in for all the teachers to use. They are finally updating everything there and i missed it by about a year. Kinda makes me mad.
     
  13. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Macs were very big at the science museum at the Palace in SF.
     

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