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Macbook for a chem major?
« on: August 24, 2008, 10:47:41 AM »
Is getting a macbook for a chem major a good idea? I'm also going to be doing some chem research.

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Re: Macbook for a chem major?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 12:16:43 PM »
Any laptop will be fine. You just need something that will run the Office suite.
There is more free software available for PC's though (chemistry related and non-chemistry related). But whatever the person wants and is comfortable with.


I personally would spend half the money in purchasing a MacBook and buy the equivalent hardware version of a laptop PC, and then use the money on tasty food. But again, whatever the person is most comfortable with.


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Re: Macbook for a chem major?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 04:00:10 PM »
Where can I find the free software? Online?
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Re: Macbook for a chem major?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2008, 07:08:14 PM »
The thing I use most on my laptop is a spreadsheet program. It is very similar to excel. It is part of the "Open Office" package. You can find it on Yahoo if you just type in "open office."

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