Why is MacOS so dominant in academia?

>Go to university for computer science

>Every single lecturer uses MacOS

>Only ever see Windows or Linux if we're being shown something specific for them

>Have seen Linux used twice

>I'm on my final (4th) year

Why is MacOS so dominant in academia?

  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's predominant in the world in general. The bigger question is why the fuck you care?

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is MacOS so dominant in academia?
    I just works, and it means more than you think it means if you only have had experiences with Linux and Windows.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They are retarded. I had some smug asshole in a seminar say "he knows how to use word" when I mentioned to him he should look into using org-ref. The implication being, he thought word was too complicated for me. They grew up on fluoride, Disney Channel and corn syrup. Don't expect too much from that generation.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I never seen a real mac in my entire life
    It must be some western thing
    t. eastern european chad

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I've only ever seen non-mac laptops in an office setting, for casual use everyone I know use a mac and/or an ipad with keyboard.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Ive seen an ipad like once and it was mostly a novelty device which collected dust, i have no idea why anyone would use one since they are too big to be really mobile and arent as powerful as a real laptop

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          They're ideal for using at home when you need to (hand)write, read or draw something without sitting down and firing up your laptop. I'm unironically pretty happy with mine, I can read research papers and make notes pretty comfortably.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >at home when you need to (hand)write, read or draw something without sitting down and firing up your laptop
            I dont think i have ever found myself in such a predicament in my entire life

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >living in the ghetto of eastern Europe

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's just a status symbol thing that identifies the user as being part of the upper-middle-class

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's purely a status symbol thing. Academia is mostly operated by the elite, and the general impression that most people have about Windows is that it's for poors who can't afford a Mac.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Academia is mostly operated by the elite
      Is this really what murricans believe?
      Here you're viewed as low class if you go to uni, because if you were really worth something you'd get involved in the family business by the time you graduate high school.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Here you're viewed as low class if you go to uni
        I'm not talking about people who *go* to university, I'm talking about the people in charge of the university.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm talking about the people in charge of the university
          Yeah, those are civil servants here. Not exactly the elite, which would be investors and actual billionaires.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I dont know how a Macbook can be perceived as a status symbol. The MBA can be bought at 899 at my local Best Buy. Never understood this narrative. Every usable, quality build laptop starts at minimum 800 dollars.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I think it's only LULZ that believes that macs are somehow a status symbol, since virtually everyone owns one here.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Their entire cult-like propaganda they call adverticement is centered about how owning an apple product makes you special and not like the "others" which is clearly and elitist pandering, thus the devide between "rich us" and "poor them" even though it might(and is) completely detached
          And the fact that you can buy an entire rig for a price of apple monitor stand

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            This must be an American thing, here Apple computers are markedet to the everyday man and priced around the same.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Apple products market themselves as being hip, cool, and the thing you need to express yourself. They typically cost more than a laptop with windows on it and they will randomly break and their support tells you to fuck off.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Here they market themselves as the thing that just works, what your average family would use on their cabins and shit. In one of their ads they were literally eating fastfood, lol.

                They're slightly more expensive than competing products.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >hip, cool, and the thing you need
                uses boring colors and is planned to be obsoleted in 3 years

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                that's why. if your is working, it is because it is brand new.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                My MBP is 6 years old and still works as a charm after I replaced the battery.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >ESL

                just stop

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                stop what? do you think your 'natives' are any better? your fucking language is being transformed into aave at light speed. i hope you choke on your hubris while a disabled trans women twears over ashes of your pride you fucking retard.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            The fact that you think like this means Apple succeeded. Now do you think the same when you see a Porsche at the crossroad?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >another brainlet anon who doesn't understand shit like the stand and wheels are for IT procurement personnel to buy because the budget allowed for it

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Also, list prices for things intended to be sold to other businesses are never what those businesses actually pay. I work in sales and some of my multipliers are around 0.3, which is to say that for some products, I get 70% off list price. My customers, also businesses, don't pay list price either. Only the rare random guy off the street trying to set up a machine shop in his garage pays list.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous
        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >LULZ that believes that

          check out reddit

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            no thanks, I'll take your word for it

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Because the majority of LULZ can't afford more than a decade-old Thinkpad. Anything over $400 is considered high-end to those people.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Majority? there's fucks that buy apple

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Macbook seen as top tier
        >uses intel

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I was talking about the new m1 mba

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            too bad cause apple is gonna keep using intel.

            why they used intel and upped the price of a mac only to burn itself and lag?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >I dont know how a Macbook can be perceived as a status symbol.
        women made apple a status symbol
        they were marketed as cheap a capable at first, then as the definition of technology, and after the iphone, as a fashion accessory.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          only nerdy man-childs uses macbooks and students in college also uses macs, why only blame on women and fashion?

          Taking reddit's apple hate points?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            nerdy manchilds and college students use apple to signal to women. do you live under a rock? never saw that shit about green and blue bubbles on imessage showing iphone users if they were exchanging messsages with a pleb phone? thots use this kind shit for selecting people. it is sad and retarded and it appears something from a comedy or satire, but it is true.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >never saw that shit about green and blue bubbles on imessage showing iphone users if they were exchanging messsages with a pleb phone?
              we are talking about Macs not iphones, stay on topic.
              >nerdy manchilds and college students use apple to signal to women. do you live under a rock?
              pajeet you realize you creep women right?
              >thots use this kind shit for selecting people. it is sad and retarded and it appears something from a comedy or satire, but it is true.
              that happened to you? android is boring kys

              you are the blackest gorilla nagger cattle I've ever seen

              >pic related

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                the tranny has arrived.
                why is trannyspeak so remarkable?
                it simply oozes malice, every word is tainted with all the abuses the tranny suffered by his abusive mother.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                (YOU)

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Academics live in their own world. It's same as with Matlab or Mathematica. Those tools are great for lab exercises but in reality most of engineering calculations are performed with Excel by some boomers writing VBA spaghetti modules that are used to design critical infrastructure.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >in reality most of engineering calculations are performed with Excel by some boomers writing VBA spaghetti modules that are used to design critical infrastructure.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      if only you knew how right you are
      .t automotive supply chain engineer

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >itt: seething wintoddlers

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Im studying Physics and at my Uni Ive seen everything from Windows to BSD.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >enroll in computer engineering (germany)
    >they basically tell us to get comfortable with linux or get fucked before the semester even starts

    lol CS is a joke, get a real degree

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >computer engineering (US of A)
      >professors exclusively use Windows
      ??? do krauts really

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        they use windows here as well, a bunch of software that only works on windows
        he's just larping
        t. another kraut

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Toward the turn of the century Apple shifted serious focus to schools and universities, going as far as offering free Macs to high schools so kids would get trained on them. Most college bookstores offer heavy student discounts on Macbooks to the point they're almost the same as high-end Windows laptops. Combine that with the "it just werkz" mentality and pic related and they've got a standard going.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      and it werked. Windows has sub 80% market share now.

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    macos is unix based, and comes with the advantages most modern unix based oses come with (not-shitty shells, actual package managers) while also adhering to the "it just werks" standard that windows often provides for non-programming purposes

    an alarming amount of people going for any derivative of a CS degree seem to have issues getting past even basic compilation errors, let alone os-specific issues, so it isn't surprising that the most brainless os happens to be the most popular

    i never felt like it was a status thing, since those types of people tend to get filtered by any course past the 1000 level

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >i never felt like it was a status thing
      why would apple ever use intel, make products tiny, expensive for no reason.

      cause it werks? that makes sense

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    People have better things to do with their time than dick around with /etc/x11/xorg.conf

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Snow Leopard and Mojave were usable X86 unix variants. Every other OS 10.whatever was and is abject garbage.

    10.4 is still usable if you have a working power PC

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Come to study CS in the University of Helsinki and your problem is fixed

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    you'll find out once you get employed.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous
  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Nearly everyone who has gone to a large university in the US after the 90s has come out on the other end dumber and poorer.

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Go to university for computer engineering
    >most teachers use windows and Linux
    >OS course lecturer is a FreeBSD shill and one of the only ones that uses fagOS
    >most students use tablets and cheap laptops

  19. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    the prof that does my coding camp is also a total macfag
    also is studying computer science important for getting a coding job in your guys experience?

  20. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Because intertia. Professors started using mac when windows was

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >only high iq uses Apple
      >based people on objects they hold on their hand how much income you assume

      itoddlers are pathetic

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