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2009 UW-Madison Student Technology Survey Results Now Available

August 21, 2009 by Lisa Jansen

According to the 2009 UW-Madison Student Computing Survey,

  • Laptop vs. Desktop: Ninety‐three percent of students report owning a laptop computer. Only twenty-six percent report owning a desktop computer.
  • Windows vs. Mac: Seventy‐three percent of students use the Windows operating system on the computers they own. Thirty-three percent use the Macintosh operating system. Seven percent use Linux.
  • MP3 Players: Eighty-one percent of students own portable MP3 players (iPod, Zune, etc.).

Those are just a few highlights from a survey administered by UW-Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT) in February 2009. The complete survey report, including survey methodology and comparisons with previous years, is available from the DoIT Research website.

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