[K12OSN] OT: Apple Imac lab

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Mar 2 03:48:32 UTC 2009

Ryan Collins wrote:
> I agree completely with this and think it would be a very good 
> direction to go. I can understand why the teacher wants to have Macs 
> for a multimedia course. It's very difficult if not impossible to 
> compete against Garageband, iMovie, Keynote, and iPhoto with OSS 
> solutions.

Then let that teacher pay for part of it somehow.  Say, maybe a 10% cut 
in either her pay or (more likely) some pet program of hers?  Let's see 
just how important those expensive Macs are to her.

Those who think that OSS has a problem "competing" against Apple's 
proprietary offerings might want to speak with Paul Nelson more about 
that.  He's an actual classroom teacher in Riverdale School District in 
the Portland, OR area and one of the earliest adopters of K12LTSP.  He 
might be able to shed some light for you.

> Someone else said in this thread, the best tool for the job. That's 
> why I support OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Microsoft Windows is a tool whose only use is vendor lock-in.  That's 
why I no longer support Microsoft Windows.


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