Mac or PC ?

Phillip D. Russell flip at bogie2.bio.purdue.edu
Tue Nov 22 13:22:01 EST 1994

In article <3aq55b$qs5 at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>, tjrc1 at cus.cam.ac.uk (Tim
Cutts) wrote:

> dehais at next9.lirmm.fr (Patrice DEHAIS) writes:
> >It s just for an opinion poll.
> >I work in a laboratory specialized in genetics. We have to change all  
> >our old personal computers (old PC running DOS) and buy new machines. 
> >Now with Windows, the two environments are both user friendly. But  
> >today, is there more good useful software in genetics for PC/Windows or  
> >for Mac ? And what about tomorrow ? 
> We are unfortunately at a crossroads, and I do not envy your position.
> In general, I think there are probably more science-oriented programs
> for the PC, mostly because of its superiority as a data collection
> tool (there are lots of hardware addons for PCs for real-time data
> collection, which are not really available for Macs).  This only has
> an indirect effect on biological studies, since such measurements are
> not often made in our fields.

I take it you've never heard of LabVIEW!

The biology dept here does a LOT of real-time
data collection with Macs and LabVIEW.


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