Thousands of MacBooks en-route to students in southern U.S.

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  • Reply 21 of 33
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by zunx View Post


    Windows is only maintained by inertia. The day the Mac market share reaches 20%, Windows will fade away in three years. A gigantic leap ahead for humankind!



    Is putting Boot Camp, Parallels or VMware on Macs considered part of the inertia?
  • Reply 22 of 33
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member
    I wonder how many of these MacBooks will be used for running Windows.
  • Reply 23 of 33
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
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    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    Like the eBook? Cracka, please... Apple does not need to go down that road again.



    I'm black.

    And when did apple have a notebook that cheap? That ebook thing you're talking about wasn't a big deal, I'm talking about just grabbing the last year or two's chips and stuffing them into a slightly bigger, uglier macbook. All the win manufacters have something like that.



    I'm talkin plastic, 15.4" screen, sorta thick, core duo 1.66, gma 950, a gig or ram, 60gb hd and no cool magnet in eclosures for like 700-800. Schools and entry people would eat that for breakfast and everyone smart would still get a macbook and mbp, makes way more sense than a mac mini.



    Why should apple make something that bargain basement? Because even the cheapo apple would be better than the cheapo toshiba or the like and obviously osx can only run on apple machines. Lock those down in computer labs and forget using raped imacs, which cost more.
  • Reply 24 of 33
    eckingecking Posts: 1,588member
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    Originally Posted by CaryMacGuy View Post


    It is funny that they bring up the porn issue...There was a story on Wral.com (in Raleigh, NC) about a student who had a school issued Macbook and created a video with his girlfriend using the built in iSight camera.



    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/2005911/



    That's awesome.
  • Reply 25 of 33
    Using the iLife suite, of course.
  • Reply 26 of 33
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CaryMacGuy View Post


    It is funny that they bring up the porn issue...There was a story on Wral.com (in Raleigh, NC) about a student who had a school issued Macbook and created a video with his girlfriend using the built in iSight camera.



    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/2005911/



    ""I'm extremely disappointed in these students," said Greene County Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Mazingo. "I do not think the overwhelming majority of our students would engage in this type of activity.""



    Wow. There's probably some attempted face-saving and denial.
  • Reply 27 of 33
    Since when is Kansas a "southern" state.
  • Reply 28 of 33
    Too bad Maine did this about 6 years ago i think. Every 7-8grader has a iBook/Macbook, and about 50% of the high schools in state have iBooks/Macbooks



    btw, how apple charges only $325 a laptop is they bully the schools into going with a very over priced, badly deigned airport wireless network. my high school got a quote from apple and cisco, the cisco one was ~30% less, was poe, and had a full management system.
  • Reply 29 of 33
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,949member
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    Originally Posted by Scotepi View Post


    To bad Maine did this about 6 years ago i think. Ever 7-8grader has a iBook/Macbook, and about 50% of the high schools in state have iBooks/Macbooks



    I missed the point where they claimed the KS program was the first of its kind. It doesn't seem to be there.
  • Reply 30 of 33
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post


    I missed the point where they claimed the KS program was the first of its kind. It doesn't seem to be there.



    Quote:

    largest ever distribution of notebooks



    could have just been bad English. i just think its funny that people make such a big deal when towns/counties do these programs, but they always forget there are several states that have already done it.
  • Reply 31 of 33
    i like the idea of the blowing up.
  • Reply 32 of 33
    webmailwebmail Posts: 639member
    Kids....



    step 1) Carefully remove the top lid, go to macsales or ebay and buy a new lid cover.

    step 2) Trade your hard disk with somebody else

    step 3) download a take-apart guide to figure out where the GPS is.



    Post lots of pictures! I'll trade any student (cough cough) I regular macbook for one of these, just so I can see the GPS stuff inside.
  • Reply 33 of 33
    4. Reinstall Leopard to get rid of the pesky parental controls.
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