Macs versus other computers in biosciences (Re: IBI in b.methds...)

Peter Rice rice at
Wed Oct 6 03:13:02 EST 1993

In article <5OCT199322184017 at>, djs1539 at (DAVE SEGAL) writes:
> In article <CEELK1.1qD at>, gilbertd at (Don Gilbert) writes...
> {In article <199310050049.AA27414 at Menudo.UH.EDU> Davison at UH.EDU (Dan Davison) writes:
> {>... The *vast* majority of molecular biologists are using Macs. 
> { 
> {Did anyone else notice in the recent Secret of Life show on PBS that
> {all of the computers seen in use by biologists were Macs?  With I think
> {the one exception of an IntelPC at CDC.
> { 
> {I don't know what actual percentages are, but Macs do seem predominant
> {in the biosciences.  
> { 
> Mac rules, DOS drools!

I guess so, but why use DOS applications any more? Windows is the way to
make the PC useful to biologists.

I use Windows at home but have to use Macintoshes at work (well, Alphas,
VAXstations and Unix for real work :-)

Windows wins, Macs are tosh, DOS is dross.
But what really counts is the software available.

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