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MacBytes
Feb 2, 2004, 01:41 AM
Category: News and Press Releases
Link: Free Apple Software for Schools (in New Zealand) (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040202024109)

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awulf
Feb 2, 2004, 02:24 AM
I wish they did this in Australia, my old school could use this deal.

Instead public schools in Australia get Free Microsoft products, of course the Government pays a fortune for it and it doesn't include all software like Server Software.

Nermal
Feb 2, 2004, 03:05 AM
Renaissance = NZ's Apple distributor.

Hopefully this will help to increase Apple's market share in NZ. If students can see how good a Mac is at school, then they might get one at home too.

winmacguy
Feb 2, 2004, 03:17 AM
Originally posted by Nermal
Rennaissance = NZ's Apple distributor.

Hopefully this will help to increase Apple's market share in NZ. If students can see how good a Mac is at school, then they might get one at home too.

As long as their folks arent driven by the sub $1000 PCs being advertised by Acer and The Warehouse"where everybody gets a bargain and a money back guarantee". Compare that with NZ $2499 for the eMac (or $2399 I m not sure exactly)

All said and done, its good to see more schools being outfitted with Apple.

Nermal
Feb 2, 2004, 04:14 AM
Um, the Combo Drive eMac is $1489, and the SuperDrive is $2099.

winmacguy
Feb 2, 2004, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by Nermal
Um, the Combo Drive eMac is $1489, and the SuperDrive is $2099.

Well that would make it a very good deal then. :)

Nermal
Feb 2, 2004, 03:20 PM
Yeah, it's good to see the entry-level Apple systems under $1500 at last. But they've still got the threat of $999 Dells from The Warehouse. I was shocked when I found out about that!