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exam software, PC v. Mac

exam software, PC v. Mac
« on: January 07, 2009, 03:44:47 PM »
On my Civ Pro final (3 hypos, no MBEs) my PC would not log on to the exam software.  I ended up writing the entire exam.  Ugh!  my wrist still hurts as I am 42 and not getting any younger (30 pages of text in 3 hours).  The next day, I upgraded to 2GB RAM and that seemed to help -- Evidence and Real Property went fine, but the PC is still slow, and its only 1 year old.

Does anyone use exam software on a MAC notebook?  Just wondering if the software is more reliable than on a PC.  Several others at my school have had to do last minute writing when their PC's failed to log on to the software.

Re: exam software, PC v. Mac
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 11:04:48 PM »
We used "Exam4" at my school and I run it on a Mac. Though I am only through one round of exams, I haven't had any problems.

Re: exam software, PC v. Mac
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 08:25:52 AM »
I used a PC my first year and used my schools exam software. One of my exams was lost for a while but eventually found, but I noticed that my computer ran slower. Switched to MAC this year and had no problems with exam software.


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Re: exam software, PC v. Mac
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 11:37:58 AM »
We use Exam4 at my school also.  I bought a new laptop PC before law school and didn't have any problems using it for exams.  I know there are people in my class who have Macs and they used the Exam4 software fine too.  Do you have a tech support department either in the law school or the university as a whole?  Maybe you could take your computer into them and have them check up to make sure it's all working fine and advise you if you need to upgrade anything.

Re: exam software, PC v. Mac
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 05:04:12 PM »
No tech support here.  We use Examsoft and have to contact them if there are any issues.