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  1. #1 Do Biologists use Macs or PCs? 
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    Do Biologists use Macs or PCs? Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kstangline View Post
    Do Biologists use Macs or PCs? Why?

    To do what exactly?

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    Depends upon the lab. I don't think there is a standard. I'm not a biologist, but we have both a Mac and PCs in our lab. The PC tends to run our instrumentation, like the GeoTek, but the Mac is what we use for our spreadsheet applications (and Pandora at absurd volumes).
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