Re: OT: PC vs. MAC (was:TECH: HELP!! idiotic keyboard problem)
|From:||Joseph B. <darkmoonman@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 19:38|
Folks, it all depends on which branch of science, and what the scientist is
. collecting data in real time & analysing it? I'd pick an RT version of
Linux on a pc with tightly-written hardware & software focused on the method
of collection and number crunching.
. analysing & synthesizing written text? I'd pick Windows XP on a pc with
hardware & software focused on storage with data-mining (a 3rd party
indexing feature, etc.)
. creating & displaying data symbolically (charts, diagrams, etc.), I'm pic
OS/X on a Mac.
>> FWIW, my experience is that artistics and humanistics types tend toprefer
>> Macs, whereas maths/science/tech types tend to prefer Windows, Unixand/or
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827
>I only know what I read in the papers:
>"The problem: Although many U.S. scientists and others depend on
>graphics-friendly Macintosh computers, the software selected by the
>government is not Mac-compatible."
>The whole article is here: http://tinyurl.com/b87ja
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