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Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 20:52:55 Reply

With all the budget problems were hear about the schools it just doesn't seem logical that they'd stock their computer labs with Macs instead of something cheaper. Or does Apple give them a large discount?


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 20:54:43 Reply

Because kids think they are the fastest because they see them on the TV the most.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 20:56:59 Reply

My school never had macs..


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:01:37 Reply

i think you get a better discount if you say you're buying them for your school than the other companies.

just gonna throw that out there


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:02:29 Reply

Because it is hipster! But seriously, in some cases, especially with grants, you can only spend the money you receive on certain things. Such as the local boys and girls club here is restricted to using their grants and donations towards purchasing equipment and expanding their facilities. Although wasteful spending is a problem, especially at the college level, the schools can only spend money on certain items. Which 1) is stupid that such rules and regs exist and 2) is greedy because if the money isn't needed they should turn it down so maybe as school that is less fortunate could receive a grant or what have you for a change.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:03:25 Reply

At 4/22/13 09:01 PM, HighWay wrote: i think you get a better discount if you say you're buying them for your school than the other companies.

just gonna throw that out there

I would agree with this.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:13:33 Reply

My college had both, the Macs are open to the public, but you have to have a student ID# to operate all the PC's or you can't even log on


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:26:37 Reply

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:28:49 Reply

Macs are easier to use, especially for old people.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:38:30 Reply

At 4/22/13 08:56 PM, Jeffyx wrote: My school never had macs..

Students use PC's at my school. Every single teacher is given a Mac


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 21:38:44 Reply

They're free.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 22:07:57 Reply

Because iMac G3s are the shit. At least my grammar school thought that.

Here in college, they use mac workstations cuz they work better/smoother with Adobe's CS. But then there's a PC to use with the plotter for whatever reason.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 22:30:37 Reply

I had PCs in my high school before I graduated.

I think they were slowly phasing in Macs, though. Sigh.

I think it's to do with buying them in bulk and getting a discount, and then not having to worry about all the different specs and hardware.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 22:37:57 Reply

Earmarked donations and buying in bulk would probably be my guess. I know for damn sure if I ever get mega rich, I am going to donate a few million to a school, on the stipulation that half of it be used to construct a monument of my design at the entrance and middle of the school.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 22:42:15 Reply

I would be happy about a school investing in it's students rather than squandering tuition funds.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 22:45:34 Reply

My college allows both Mac and Windows.
The Macs are used considerably less and there are less of them as a result.

My high schools preferred PC's, I think only my middle school had a mac.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 22:48:32 Reply

Because they enjoy wasting money

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-22 23:57:16 Reply

Easier to monitor.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:00:41 Reply

In the entire time I was ever in school only one room ever had a single Mac in it.
All of the other rooms that had computers in them had PCs.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:06:41 Reply

It's for the parents. Shinny-er computers means more enrollments.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:11:36 Reply

When I went to school in California, the computers were Macs.

When I went to school in Washington, the computers were PCs.

Incidentally both Apple and Microsoft were headquartered nearby.

So really, a school (read: board of education) bases the kind of computers it has on what deal they cut with what company for how much shiny newness, that doesn't actually improve education for the children but makes the schools (read: board of education) look good.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:13:00 Reply

At 4/23/13 12:11 AM, Dawnslayer wrote: So really, a school (read: board of education) bases the kind of computers it has on what deal they cut with what company for how much shiny newness, that doesn't actually improve education for the children but makes the schools (read: board of education) look good.

pre much what I said


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:17:47 Reply

At 4/23/13 12:13 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 4/23/13 12:11 AM, Dawnslayer wrote: So really, a school (read: board of education) bases the kind of computers it has on what deal they cut with what company for how much shiny newness, that doesn't actually improve education for the children but makes the schools (read: board of education) look good.
pre much what I said

Yeah, but I missed your post whilst trying to write my own. I have a habit of doing that.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:22:36 Reply

All my grade schools had macs:

First elementary school: Oldschool color monitor comps with the old rainbow Apple logo.

Second school: Macintosh Classics with monochrome screens.

Third school: A mix of monochrome Classics and Color Classics.

High school: Color Classics, Power Macs and iMacs.

Though my high school did also have 486 and Pentium PCs.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:30:41 Reply

They're so pretty and they get next to no viruses/spyware. They are also a beautiful looking operating system.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 00:36:10 Reply

Because Mac Hardware is developed with Mac software so knowing when they're obsolete is a sure thing. Also because of this kids won't install things on the computers, when I was in high school every computer I ever touched had counterstrike and battlefield 2 on it.

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 02:26:43 Reply

None of the schools I ever went to, not even college, had Macs for us to use. We did have decked out PCs with the newest i7 processors to use though which was pretty damn nice. I don't see what students would need from OSX which would put it ahead of Windows. Most students I know just used the browser and a bunch of Office work.


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 02:42:58 Reply

At 4/22/13 09:28 PM, iamgrimreaper wrote: Macs are easier to use, especially for old people.

What kind of fuckery is this ?


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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 02:53:49 Reply

my high school had Windows 98 boxes, then after a while they got XP.

first school and middle school used the following:

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Response to Why do schools prefer Macs? 2013-04-23 03:31:47 Reply

Art school loves their macs. Every art college I've checked out is full of them. They say art software works better on them or something, but I used the same types of programs on a dell and it worked perfectly fine so I don't know what the reason is aside from this uniform sleek, white, and round design making them look high tech and professional to the general public.


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