Students: How many of Your Instructors Use Macs?

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How many instructors of yours use Macs?

  1. All of my instructors, or more than 6 of my instructors

    11 vote(s)
    22.0%
  2. 2/3 of my instructors, or 4-5 instructors

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 1/2 of my instructors, or 3 instructors

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. 1/3 of my instructors, or 2 instructors

    3 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. 1/4 of my instructors, or 1 instructor

    17 vote(s)
    34.0%
  6. None of my instructors

    14 vote(s)
    28.0%
  1. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I've noticed that as I advance through my education, more and more of my instructors are Mac users. When I started high school, only one of my teachers was a Mac user. Now, in my third year of university, I don't know of a single instructor that isn't a Mac user!

    So what about your instructors now? Post and vote in the poll.

    How many of your current instructors, teachers, GSIs, and/or TAs (the last two for college level only) use Macs?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. shecky Guest

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    well, i am a teacher not a student, but the entire department (graphic design) uses macs; both student and teachers.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    In my department precisely none. In the whole university I would estimate (based on the mac user email list) less than 1%.
     
  5. CalBoy thread starter macrumors 604

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    What department are you in? Is it one which requires extensive use of a PC-only program?
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Chemical Engineering, we use Fluent, Hysys, Office, Matlab, Coreldraw, Mathematica, + lots of others.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What's wrong with running MATLAB and Mathematica on OS X?
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Nothing at all, i do this at home, but the department needs all of the applications to run.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Works just fine for us here within the department.

    Users are getting a little too Parallels happy though.
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    There are also a number of data loggers hooked up to the computers (either serial or parallel connectors). The industry pretty much only has windows support. The department gets the same computers as the rest of the University and the university runs one managed desktop system. Heres an example of what we have to put up with.

    Running very processor applications through parallels surely will have a performance hit. My friends who are on CFD course run 4 hour simulations.

    There just isn't the money and the inertia is too great.
     
  11. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Sound engineering and production honours degree here, I can only think of one tutor that uses Windows.
     
  12. Cerebrum macrumors regular

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  13. ctsport macrumors newbie

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    Every laptop I've seen being used by my professors have been macs. :D
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm getting a lot of switchers in my department since our backend is Solaris.
     
  15. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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  16. GavinTing macrumors 6502

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    Well, I have many instructors, so 1/3 is not 2.. But, well, 2.:rolleyes:
     
  17. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Oops, I voted none but I do remember one of my instructors owning a Mac. It was my Interpersonal Communications teacher. It's a shame considering there's a Mac poster on every bulletin board around campus. Quite a few students own them though...
     
  18. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

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    Every CS professor I have ever seen here at Georgia Tech uses a MacBook Pro. Most other professors I have seen use the Dells that are provided in the lecture halls, but the CS professors hook their MBP up to the projectors and use those instead.
     
  19. splashtech macrumors regular

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    None. Its a Windows Uni and we have some Solaris boxen too. But alas no macs. Not even in the media department (where for some reason they all use Ubuntu - crazy kids)
     
  20. CalBoy thread starter macrumors 604

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    I had to make the poll flexible and yet able to grasp a decent range of possibilities. It's designed for you to vote for one OR the other ;) Hence you should have voted for '2'.
    It's ok if you voted for 'none' because the poll is intended for present instructors.
     
  21. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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  22. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i wish i could change my vote. i voted none, but then i remembered that i had a professor who had a mac.
     
  23. CalBoy thread starter macrumors 604

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    That's ok. The poll is really meant to gauge current professors who use Macs. :)
     
  24. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Well, only the art teacher uses Macs (go figure,) but it is a high school. Unfortunately (and I was outraged,) I learned today she's actually being forced to go back to Windows just so she's the same as everyone else in the school. That happened once before, but she spent atleast 3 years arguing with the school until they finally gave her her mac back. She's refusing to take it out of the room, but it's not going to be on the network. Sad.
     
  25. takao macrumors 68040

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    none
    Computer science, Master level

    exception: 1 teacher who taught "international communication"
    for the rest it's mostly linux/windows in 2 to 1 ratio
     

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