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11th Feb '17 4:33:13 PM KeegdnaB42
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And then we have the fact that Apple knows damn well about this situation and is more than willing to [[MoneyDearBoy supply free hardware]] for ProductPlacement deals. While Windows holds a much larger share of the market, its share is spread among several large and many small vendors -- Microsoft sells only the software (which is rarely seen, in favor of a ViewerFriendlyInterface) and would not be so inclined as Apple (which sells ''all'' of the hardware and the majority of all software for the Macintosh line) to pay for product placement.

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And then we have the fact that Apple knows damn well about this situation and is more than willing to [[MoneyDearBoy supply free hardware]] for ProductPlacement deals. While Windows holds a much larger share of the market, its share is spread among several large and many small vendors -- vendors. While Microsoft sells only the software (which is rarely seen, in favor of a ViewerFriendlyInterface) and would not be so inclined as Apple (which sells ''all'' of the has ventured into hardware and with their very well-received Surface line, they hold a relatively small share of the majority of all software for the Macintosh line) market, focusing on premium (ie: direct mac competitors) leaving mass market [=PCs=] to pay for other manufacturers. So despite an uptick in Surface product placement.
placement, the bulk of PC representation in TV and film are generic looking laptops that have Windows replaced by a ViewerFriendlyInterface.
26th Dec '16 11:33:09 AM Thunderchin
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** Everyone Owns A Thinkpad [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]], too - the International Space Station uses them exclusively. Not only are they among the few computers able to withstand the rigors of spaceflight, they only need modifications to the cooling systems (no gravity means no convection, thus stronger fans are needed) and power supplies (to run on the ISS 28-volt system) to do it.
4th Dec '16 4:54:49 PM Andyroid
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* Averted in that [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad's]] computers are all [=PCs=] that run a mock-up of some outdated Microsoft OS. The Cheat makes all of its videos on a 1990s iMac, though (later updated to a more recent model).

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* Averted in that [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Strong Bad's]] computers are all [=PCs=] that run a mock-up of some outdated Microsoft OS. Sad owns an [=iPod=], while The Cheat makes all of its videos his [[StylisticSuck crappy Flash animations]] on a 1990s iMac, though (later updated some type of [=iMac=] (using later models in later cartoons). This is in contrast to Strong Bad's predilection for [[TheAllegedComputer ridiculously outdated PCs]], some of which strictly use a more recent model).command line interface.
20th Oct '16 1:17:13 PM DavidDelony
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** Apple has always been spotty on server hardware, so when it comes to needing server farms for large scale computation, time sharing, or other uses for server farms, they usually run Linux. However, since Mac OS X is a UNIX OS, which more or less works with Linux, client side machines may be a Mac.

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** Apple has always been spotty on server hardware, so when it comes to needing server farms for large scale computation, time sharing, or other uses for server farms, they usually run Linux. Apple discontinued its line of servers because the only major corporate customer for them was Apple. However, since Mac OS X is a UNIX OS, which more or less works with Linux, client side machines may be a Mac.
12th Oct '16 7:28:54 AM oldtimeyradiopictures
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* Justified in ''Film/OtherHalves'', a film about computer programmers. Macs are commonly used by app developers, now.
23rd Sep '16 1:57:02 PM FordPrefect
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* At any Starbucks in the northeast United States (especially eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island), go in and count up the laptops. Well over half will usually be Macs.

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* At any Starbucks in the northeast United States (especially eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island), go in and count up the laptops. Well Usually, well over half will usually be Macs.



** YMMV on this, depends on the type of lab. A lot of particle physics software runs best on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS (or doesn't run at all on a non-Linux OS).

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** YMMV on this, depends on the type of lab. A lot of particle physics software runs best on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS [=CentOS=] (or doesn't run at all on a non-Linux OS).
23rd Sep '16 1:56:22 PM FordPrefect
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* Played straight with Website/{{Google}}: apparently employees who needs laptops are issued a Macbook Pro, and employees who need desktops are either issued a Mac or a PC preloaded with a [[UsefulNotes/{{Unix}} Linux distribution]]. [=PCs=] running Windows are rare and an employee needing a Windows PC will need to provide a strong reason before the management will issue one.

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* Played straight with Website/{{Google}}: apparently employees who needs need laptops are issued a Macbook Pro, and employees who need desktops are either issued a Mac or a PC preloaded with a [[UsefulNotes/{{Unix}} Linux distribution]]. [=PCs=] running Windows are rare and an employee needing a Windows PC will need to provide a strong reason before the management will issue one.



* A particular fallacy in any governmental setting. Few U.S. federal agency or department has Macs as standard equipment, and the Obama staffers moving in with their Macs had major compatibility issues. Any government in media using a Mac (such as ''24'') is an example of this. Many government agencies do have Macs, as well as Linux and other Unix machines. Macs show up on quite a few desks at NASA, NIH, the national laboratories and other science-y agencies. Though they are probably not what you would call "standard equipment".
** Like the US Federal government, many state and local governments buy computers ''in bulk'' from the manufacturers or re-sellers. The price of most Macs precludes their purchase from cash strapped agencies or military units. Many companies will give their employees an Iphone as a perk, but the desktop is a PC. Most governments still issues Blackberry or older Android devices.

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* A particular fallacy in any governmental setting. Few U.S. federal agency agencies or department has departments have Macs as standard equipment, and the Obama staffers moving in with their Macs had major compatibility issues. Any government in media using a Mac (such as ''24'') is an example of this. Many government agencies do have Macs, as well as Linux and other Unix machines. Macs show up on quite a few desks at NASA, NIH, the national laboratories and other science-y agencies. Though they are probably not what you would call "standard equipment".
** Like the US Federal government, many state and local governments buy computers ''in bulk'' from the manufacturers or re-sellers. The price of most Macs precludes their purchase from cash strapped agencies or military units. Many companies will give their employees an Iphone [=iPhone=] as a perk, but the desktop is a PC. Most governments still issues Blackberry or older Android devices.
12th Sep '16 8:00:11 PM Jacob175
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* ''MetalGearSolid4'' had everyone use Macs. It actually came out of the fact that Konami didn't want to use a generic MP3 player and asked Apple if they could use the iPod. Snake even gets to equip an iPod with a wide selection of tunes found strewn across the levels or unlocked with the password feature, many of them [[CallBack from older titles in the series]] and some new ones.

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* ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'' had everyone use Macs. It actually came out of the fact that Konami didn't want to use a generic MP3 player and asked Apple if they could use the iPod. Snake even gets to equip an iPod with a wide selection of tunes found strewn across the levels or unlocked with the password feature, many of them [[CallBack from older titles in the series]] and some new ones.



* Unwinder from ''UnwindersTallComics'' has a [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=31 Mac laptop]]. However, the author of the comic actually uses a Windows PC.

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* Unwinder from ''UnwindersTallComics'' ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'' has a [[http://tallcomics.com/?id=31 Mac laptop]]. However, the author of the comic actually uses a Windows PC.



* ''Webcomic/{{Applegeeks}}''. The title alone makes it pretty dang clear, plus the author is a gigantic Mac fanboy who likes insulting Windows whenever it comes up.



* {{Pixar}} movies are generally [[JustifiedTrope given a free pass]] on this one since that studio was owned by Steve Jobs before merging with Disney, and since then he was a majority shareholder on the Disney board up until his death in 2011, so it's particularly noteworthy that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' actually [[AvertedTrope averts]] it several times. Only one of the computers shown in the movie is specifically shown to be a Mac, and an outdated one at that. Andy's laptop vaguely resembles a [=MacBook=] at best, although it does appear to have a Mac OS menu bar and iTunes is clearly open on screen. The computer at Sunnyside is very obviously a PC running [[MicrosoftWindows Windows XP]].

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* {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} movies are generally [[JustifiedTrope given a free pass]] on this one since that studio was owned by Steve Jobs before merging with Disney, and since then he was a majority shareholder on the Disney board up until his death in 2011, so it's particularly noteworthy that ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' actually [[AvertedTrope averts]] it several times. Only one of the computers shown in the movie is specifically shown to be a Mac, and an outdated one at that. Andy's laptop vaguely resembles a [=MacBook=] at best, although it does appear to have a Mac OS menu bar and iTunes is clearly open on screen. The computer at Sunnyside is very obviously a PC running [[MicrosoftWindows Windows XP]].
19th Aug '16 10:31:56 AM evknucklehead
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** The parent series ''Series/FullHouse'' did show that DJ had a Mac Plus in her room, though she very rarely (if ever) used it.
19th Aug '16 10:23:00 AM evknucklehead
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* Besides the fact that no hacker worth her salt would be using a Mac in the 1990s, every computer in ''The Net'' ran Mac OS 8. And, the scene at the convention center looked like [=MacWorld=].
** Given that said convention center was explicitly stated to be the Moscone Center, home of [=MacWorld=] Expo...

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* Besides the fact that no hacker worth her salt would be using a Mac in the 1990s, every computer in ''The Net'' ran Mac OS 8. And, the scene at the convention center looked like [=MacWorld=].
[=MacWorld=]. [[note]]Because it was the [=MacWorld=] Expo with all the convention-identifying signage taken down.[[/note]]
** Given that said convention center was explicitly stated to be the Moscone Center, home of [=MacWorld=] Expo...Expo.
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