Why Macs are expelling PCs on MN campuses

Parents who pay the tab for their children’s computers might keep this in mind:

My ol’ PiPress colleague, Julio Ojeda-Zapata, has written how Macintosh computers are losing their underdog status at four Minnesota colleges: Winona State, St. Olaf, Macalester, St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict.

MacBookPro

The MacBook Pro

Once the niche choice of the creative types — and held in disdain by the hardcore number-crunchers — Macs have grown in popularity, Ojeda-Zapata writes.

Some reasons why:

  • Students’ experience growing up with Apples in school;
  • Hip marking and deals;
  • More campus compatibility with the Mac operating system;
  • Macs’ user-friendliness and “near immunity” to viruses;

Check out the comments by Macalester’s David Sisk, which are in the last half to third of the post.