Boulder group concerned over plans to replace Macs with HP s...

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: News and Press Releases
    Link: Boulder group concerned over plans to replace Macs with HP systems
    Description:: Last November, Colorado voters approved Ballot Measure 3A, to provide ongoing funding for computers in the Boulder Valley School District, specifically providing for the replacement of computers every four years. Unfortunately, they're planning on replacing most Macs with PCs.

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  2. Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Only HP was approached for a bid, excluding Dell and Apple? That's pretty interesting. It sounds as if someone was redeeming a favour.
  3. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    How is it a bid if you only go to one seller? :confused:
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2004
    One company in the "bid"! Seems like a very irresponsible way to take care of the tax payer's money!
  5. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    That would be like letting Halliburton and other Bush/Cheney pals get no-bid contracts to rebuild New Orleans and Iraq, while local companies who need the leg up aren't even allowed to bid on the projects.

    Surely that could never happen :p
  6. macrumors 68040


    Apr 7, 2005
    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?
    If you've never been to Boulder, Colorado, you wouldn't udnerstand. We here in Colorado refer to it as "The Independant Republic of Boulder." Quite fitting as all the yuppies and hippies live there, along with the college kids.

    Quite sad that the kdis will ahve to put up with ifnerior systems. For being as rich of a city, you'd think they'd put more money toward this thing, or at least, give it more than one company to the bid. :confused:
  7. macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2003
    Columbus, Ohio area

    What cracks me up is all the comparisons to the whole Halliburton thing...Boulder's like one of the most liberal cities in America.

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