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