Argumentative Paper Why Macs are Cheaper for Schools

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  1. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I'm doing a paper for English on why Macs are most cost effective to run in schools over PCs, I have seen many posts to links for these arguements, so could anyone repost the links in this thread so I can use them for my paper, I need the repair stats that I've seen in these articles, any help would be great!
    My English teacher is pro PC so I want to do a good job!
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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  3. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wasn't there also a guy in the carolinas who put up a big fight to keep the districts macs, and he made a big web page with all a lot of good facts and studies, does anyone know the URL for it?
     
  4. ThatGirl macrumors regular

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    Great idea for a paper! I wish I could read the finished project.

    Our school district has gone almost completely Mac, and it's heaven. I work for a local educational foundation that has been largely responsible for the funding of those computers, and feel that I've definitely been a driving force there! In fact, since the kids were all learning Macs, the district started an adult ed class for the parents, so they could keep up with their kids. (I taught that class. It was fun to bring converts into the light, so to speak!);) That was before System X was introduced. Everyone is so well versed in Macs now, that they don't need the class anymore. Fine with me. I'm obsolete for a good reason! LOL!
     
  5. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    When your done post it here.
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I remember that site, but I think it might be a bit outdated.

    scem0
     
  7. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for your help, i hope I can saw some hearts and minds:)
     
  8. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    is she pro PC because she doesn't know any Macs or is she pro PC because... just because? :D
     
  9. judith macrumors regular

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    ..ask a silly question...

    I'm sure of at least 2 governmental agencies that have gone from Mac to PC, and back to Mac - Let me gather the facts and I'll dig-em (urls) up for you.
     
  10. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That would be great I would really appreciate those URLs.
     
  11. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Re: Macs ARE Cheaper for Schools - No Argument!

    You ask, you recieve:

    http://www.macintouch.com/macjust.html
     
  12. judith macrumors regular

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    Here's a list of Apple client's profiles to start with: Web Objects
    ought to keep you busy for awhile...;)
     
  13. judith macrumors regular

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    oops, that obviously didn't work (em, search results:eek:) you'll have to go HERE and search 'customer profile' for a list of 53 clients
     
  14. judith macrumors regular

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    Apologies for multi-posting!

    This one is perfectly suited to your needs:
    Ramapo Indian Hills HS

    Hope this helps!
     
  15. anubis macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a student employee at new mexico state university. Last year i was a computer tech for the math department, and this year i'm a computer tech for the college of business.

    about 80% of every tech's work is running microsoft update on all of the computers to minimize the threat of hacking and viruses, and making sure all of the virus software is up to date. I'd be willing to bet that the amount of money my university spends on security and viruses is in the millions. They'd save so much time and money if the entire campus switched to mac, mainly in wages. They wouldn't have to hire nearly as many people to maintain a mac-only campus.

    But hey, i can't complain. Microsoft's poor software engineering is keeping me employed!
     
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  17. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Yes, John Droz' site is widely used, but it hasn't been updated in a while. For hard data regarding cost effectiveness (known as ROI, or Return On Investment) follow the latest information on the aforementioned link at MacInTouch previously posted.
     
  18. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Dumb question did they succeed in keeping their macs or did the district go all PC?
     
  19. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    You can always e-mail Mr. Droz himself, or wait for the next promised revsion date of the site, scheduled for December.
     
  20. jefhatfield Retired

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    macs in a group for schools or work often do not require an IT department or tech

    PCs are more complicated and at least require a tech on the books or one to come out to fix things...at a very high cost
     

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