« on: June 29, 2006, 02:05:03 PM »
I just spoke with Damian Leri (Senior IT) about the Macbook situation. Penn has received an email from Examsoft indicating that the software is working on the Macbooks and it will be officially approved. However, he still really tried to steer me away from the Macbook, telling me that not only is Bootcamp a beta program and that is risky (which we've all discussed already) but that email and other Penn things aren't going to work as well on the Mac. Aargh. He said once he gets official approval from Examsoft, the labtop recommendations will be updated anyway. What to do, what to do...?
I got an email from Penn today as well, saying that MacBooks would be fine.
I'm definitely getting the MacBook. If for some reason I'm feeling really insecure about bootcamp come exam time, I'll just rent a laptop for $100 a week (a price a Penn IT guy said was about average). But most people I've talked to (computer people, not just dolts like me ) have said that Windows running on Macs (even through beta bootcamp) are really reliable, so I don't really envision it being a problem. I might even use it for class notes and stuff occassionally just to get the hang of it.
Also, I'm kind of confused about them saying that email, etc won't work as well on the macbook. if you're running Windows, you're running Windows, whether it's on a mac or a pc. so if there's really a problem with some application, i will just boot into windows to use it.