From: Marshall Eubanks (no email)
Date: Sun Mar 09 2008 - 15:47:48 EDT
On Mar 9, 2008, at 3:21 PM, David Conrad wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2008, at 2:40 PM, William Norton wrote:
>>> I was quite surprised to see the large number of Mac laptops at
>>> NANOG 42. I didn't do a formal count but it seemed like about
>>> 1/4 to 1/3 of the laptops in use were Macs.
>> ...You know, now that you mention it, I was also quite impressed
>> with how many macbook pros there were in room as well. That
>> would be good to informally track I think :
>> what tools(laptops) do NANOG folk tend to use?
> Macbook Pro (all of IANA (with one recent exception) use Macs of
> one form or another).
>> as this data might help SW dev types to target their netTools
>> distributions to mac platforms more quickly.
> That would be nice.
>> In the good ole days it seemed like 99% were PCs & maybe a couple
>> were reinstalled with some form of unix,
I used to count the proportion of Mac laptops in the room (or, at
least, my row) to pass the time when I was bored.
Nanog-29 was the first where I saw a substantial proportion. I
remember at the 1999 Washington IETF I saw exactly one, and I
could hear people whisper about it around me.
Now, there are too many to make it interesting.
> I remember the 'good old days' a bit differently -- folks were
> indeed using PCs (Digital HiNote Ultras and hten Sony Vaio 505TXs)
> but reinstallation was the norm. Maybe it was just to crowd I hung
> out with...