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GeneralRe: Windows 8...'Nuff said Pinmembertgrt13-Oct-13 6:01 
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Generalcomputing technology bespoke freshpeople brought to campus this year [modified] PinmemberBillWoodruff12-Oct-13 19:52 
619 about-to-be college students at St. Edwards University (Austin, Texas) were interviewed in the summer of 2013: [^]. The article covers what form-factor computers they were bringing with them, what hardware platforms, and OS's they use, browser and e-mail client choices, etc.

Looking at the results, how do you think Windows is doing ?

I'm not familiar with the demographics of St. Edwards's student body. Their web-site claims that U.S. News and World Report listed them as 15th. among the best Colleges for 2013.

I'd expect to see a difference if a similar survey was carried out a large state University, like the University of Tennessee, where I once taught; like most land-grant colleges in the southern U.S.: at the time I taught there, U. of T. had to admit anyone who wanted to come who had a "C," or better, average in high-school. As a result, the enormous incoming freshpeople class was very diverse, and the attrition rate, when I was there, was very high for the first-year class. Only about 60% made it to the sophomore year, as I remember.

Of course the reasons for the attrition rate varied: some students just couldn't make it economically; some couldn't handle the transition from very rural communities to what was, for them, the "big city;" some flunked out; others boozed and drugged out; some just figured out that going to work, or joining the armed forces, was a better "deal" for who they were, and their future.

I'd also expect to see some differences if such a survey were carried out at the really top-end technology and computer-science institutions for higher education, MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford, and so on. And, if such a survey were carried out at some of the big-ticket tuition schools like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, I'd expect to see a lot more fancy iRetina Mac $tuff.

Separate link to the infographic: [^].

Google CEO, Erich Schmidt: "I keep asking for a product called Serendipity. This product would have access to everything ever written or recorded, know everything the user ever worked on and saved to his or her personal hard drive, and know a whole lot about the user's tastes, friends and predilections." 2004, USA Today interview


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