Hi, I need pointers to former threads, or external sources for helping with the following. 5 Schools with a general media education (Film, Journlism, sound design, advertising, photo at basic level) are now in the process of commonly standarising their computer platform and software selection for approx. 500 Students. This is regarding all student laptops, studio desktop-computers and classroom computers. Students and teachers wants Macs. The centralized IT-department wants PC's. Their argumets are faster computers for lesser price, the alreday common server solutions for roll-outs of software and upgrades. Now, any pointers to cold hard sources which shows how macs lasts longer, needs less maintanance time, really everything that makes (as we all know) macs cheaper to use over time is extremely welcome. We already know it's the best solution for all the hidden reasons- software integration, running several operating systems, everything just works, workflow, everyone loves their current macs etc. Needless to say, students and teachers at the 3 schools already using macs very strongly opposes even the thought of having to use PC's... But i need cold hard facts that will bite at a IT-administrator and cost-administration level. The computers in question laptop-wise is the Macbook/13" Macbook pro versus the Dell Vostro 3300. Current software on the schools with macs are (edited for anonymity, but pretty amazing). vs. PC's with (edited for anonymity, but pretty ok). Please tell me if this is not the appropriate place for such a question. thanks!