Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 10:23
The University of Virginia does. They survey students every year to find out what they're up to tech-wise. Apparently 99% of their first year students own computers. And, a large majority of those computers are laptops (3058/3113 or 98%). And, what's on those laptops? Let's have a drum roll: 60% have Windows VISTA 26% have Mac OS X 12% have Windows XP and, 2% or less have something else - like Linux. This is why I really, really, want good web-based applications. Just for the record, I don't care what operating systems students use. My concern how to help them use those computers to do biology. Hat tip to Wired Campus.