Not everyone agrees, though. "The computer you use should fit the way you think," says Paul Lemmons, Unix (AIX/Linux) systems manager. "It is a tool. It will not teach you computer science. It has little bearing at all on what you need to learn."
"The best machine for you to use at school is one that your department supports properly, " says Mark Nelson, Engineer at Cisco Systems. "Some schools may be very PC-oriented, and you will find that OS X is not well supported when it comes to VPNs, printing etc. In that case, go with the flow."
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