Students: How many of Your Instructors Use Macs?

How many instructors of yours use Macs?

  • All of my instructors, or more than 6 of my instructors

    Votes: 11 22.0%
  • 2/3 of my instructors, or 4-5 instructors

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1/2 of my instructors, or 3 instructors

    Votes: 5 10.0%
  • 1/3 of my instructors, or 2 instructors

    Votes: 3 6.0%
  • 1/4 of my instructors, or 1 instructor

    Votes: 17 34.0%
  • None of my instructors

    Votes: 14 28.0%

  • Total voters
    50

CalBoy

macrumors 604
Original poster
May 21, 2007
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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?
 

xUKHCx

Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
12,587
6
The Kop
In my department precisely none. In the whole university I would estimate (based on the mac user email list) less than 1%.
 

CalBoy

macrumors 604
Original poster
May 21, 2007
7,849
37
In my department precisely none. In the whole university I would estimate (based on the mac user email list) less than 1%.
What department are you in? Is it one which requires extensive use of a PC-only program?
 

xUKHCx

Administrator emeritus
Jan 15, 2006
12,587
6
The Kop
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.
 

GSMiller

macrumors 68000
Dec 2, 2006
1,666
0
Kentucky
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...
 

AmpCoder

macrumors 6502
Mar 27, 2007
286
0
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.
 

splashtech

macrumors regular
Oct 25, 2007
151
0
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)
 

CalBoy

macrumors 604
Original poster
May 21, 2007
7,849
37
Well, I have many instructors, so 1/3 is not 2.. But, well, 2.:rolleyes:
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'.
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...
It's ok if you voted for 'none' because the poll is intended for present instructors.
 

CalBoy

macrumors 604
Original poster
May 21, 2007
7,849
37
i wish i could change my vote. i voted none, but then i remembered that i had a professor who had a mac.
That's ok. The poll is really meant to gauge current professors who use Macs. :)
 

ZiggyPastorius

macrumors 68040
Sep 16, 2007
3,142
1
Berklee College of Music
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.
 

takao

macrumors 68040
Dec 25, 2003
3,820
435
Dornbirn (Austria)
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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