Apple Mac is back in a big way on U.S. college campuses

Apple Macintosh computers are experiencing “surging popularity on college and university campuses across Minnesota and the country,” Julio Ojeda-Zapata reports for The Pioneer Press.

“Apple’s Macintosh once was an endangered species in U.S. higher education amid the brand’s market doldrums and Microsoft’s seemingly unassailable Windows dominance,” Ojeda-Zapata reports. “Now, the Mac is back in a big way.”

“This is said to be fueled in large part by iPod fever among students. Apple not only makes the popular brand of portable music and video players, but its ubiquitous iTunes software is innately linked to the iPod,” Ojeda-Zapata reports.

“Student users also like the Mac’s near-immunity to PC-type viruses and spyware, and the fact that the latest Macs can run the Windows operating system along with Mac OS X courtesy of the machines’ PC-compatible Intel processors,” Ojeda-Zapata reports.

Full article here.

Another article from The Pioneer Press detailing how Mac use has surged at other U.S. colleges and universities is here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Linux Guy And Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

60 Comments

  1. Yeah seriously Zune, it’s not like Microsoft makes Microsoft availible for Macintoshs or anything. Simultaneously it’s not like there’s any availible photo-editing software like Photoshop availible for Macs either. I mean by god, how do these people have the audacity to use machines that fail to perform in the real world in such fundamentally inept….

    Reports just in, Macs can do everything PCs can do save gaming.

    So much for that “real working environment” argument there zune.

  2. @Zune Tang

    Can’t (yawn) . . . keep (yawn) . . . eyes (yawn) . . . open (double-yawn). Tang . . . too . . . predictable . . . and . . . stale . . . . Sense . . . of . . . humor . . . and . . . “wit” . . . dessicated . . . .

    Yawn . . . yawn . . . triple yawn . . . .

    (P.S. Tang . . . How’s your MSFT and DELL stock doing? Bought any Vista lately? Very few others have.)

  3. Hey, Tang, here’s the Gawd’s Honest Truth:

    The Macintosh (not the Dell box, not the Vaio, not the HP, not the Acer, not the Lenovo, not the “et cetera” box) is the finest PC in the world.

    If one MUST run the Devil’s Spawn OS (XP/Vista), then a Mac is the only machine to run it on. And that, sir/madam, is a fact.

    DO try to get over it.

  4. I’ll tell you the honest truth

    Colleges are a prime breeding ground for lifelong Mac users and buyers.

    Sure if a student needs to get a job and the only thing they got is Windows, then that’s what they will use. But won’t like it.

    As soon as they get their own money, they will buy a Mac and stick with it. Because they are spending their own money on themselves, they will buy what gives them the least amount of headaches.

    Even more now that they can triple boot Linux, OSX and Windows.

    I have found those students who know how to THINK tend to buy a Mac.

    I have also found those who tend to CONFORM tend to buy a Windows machine.

    So basically most Windows losers don’t think, because WHO IN THEIR RIGHT FSCKING MIND WOULD BUY A SPYWARE, VIRUS PRONE PIECE OF SHIT OS LIKE WINDOWS?

    So if your a born leader or a pioneer, you’ll tend to buy a Mac.

    If your a born follower or a farmer, you’ll tend to buy a Windows machine.

    UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE ALWAYS MORE CONFORMERS THAN THINKERS.

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