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Unformatted text preview: This vast difference was definitely a factor in our recommendation given the large quantity of computers being purchased. Compatibility is another important factor when comparing computer systems. Two highly utilized software packages for ECE students, OrCads PSpice and National Instruments Multisim, are not compatible with MacOS. This is a major problem since many of the students assignments rely on these programs. The final point of comparison between the two systems was user familiarity/comfort, because the more confident the end user is with the chosen platform, the more productive his or her experience will be. 90% of those surveyed said that they had a PC based home computer, which is likely the system that they are most comfortable using. This, along with the other two given criterion, is why it is recommended that Georgia Tech purchase PC based computer systems....
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course ECE 3040 taught by Professor Hamblen during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Fall '07