Apple’s Macintosh makes monster gains on college campuses

Apple Store“Pablo Molina, CIO at the Georgetown University Law Center, says there’s been a dramatic move away from PCs among the campus’ 3,500 students – and back to Macs,” Robert L. Mitchell blogs for Computerworld.

“There’s been a rebirth of using Apple technology on campus. Three years ago it was one percent. Now more than 25% of the students are arriving with Apple laptops. So we’re eagerly embracing Apple technologies as something that people find much more intuitive and [they’re] not necessarily more difficult to support.”

Mitchell writes, “Georgetown is just one data point. Are other campuses are seeing a similar surge in Mac usage?”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bob” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: The switch from Windows to Mac is not just happening at Georgetown. Please see related articles below.

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  1. It’s amazing. I’ve counted about 1 out of 10 of the laptops in any classroom are Mac’s (mostly MacBooks’s). But we have an Apple Store right across the street at my school, that probably has something to do with the increase.

  2. Count me as one of the ones who contributed to the count of Mac heads at Georgetown Law. Convinced my best friend to buy a MacBook before entering Law school there and has nothing but great things to say ever since he bought it.

  3. @Twisted Mac Freak

    Would a Mac smaller than an mini be an Appletini?

    Nope. An AppleTV!

    Watch apple turn the device into a low cost headless Mac once all the development costs are amortized by the current incarnation.

  4. “I don’t see what the big deal is. When people buy a computer from Apple they can now squirt Windows onto it, which is exactly what people are doing. We win either way. Now excuse me while I go throw a few chairs.”

    ~Steve Ballmer

  5. I’ve got the best switcher of all. A friend of mine is a former super computer and windows specialist with over 25 years experience working for Digital/Compaq/HP. He’s interested in buying an iMac when the new models and Leopard come out.

    His reasons are dual operating systems, more robust o/s, price and grunt. Today, when I was talking to him he was asking about the price of iMacs.

  6. The other morning I sat at the Honda place waiting for vehicle service, flipped open the Macbook, clicked on Skype in the dock, popped in the spare iPod headphones and called work to tell them I was going to be a little late. Meanwhile, two other people sitting near me with laptops about have a duck. The sheep can’t even imagine it(even though their laptops could also do this with a little work)…what if I had used iChat and videoconferenced…they would have run screaming. The Mac is the only real reminder out there that this is 2007. M$ has brainwashed most of the planet. China is kicking and leapfrogging our butts.

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