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The end of my love affair with Apple?

Jan 15, 2009, 15:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"I, for one, have become reacquainted with Linux and its incredible flexibility on a wide variety of hardware. Linux allows me to have a "real computer" inside some very inexpensive hardware, whether netbooks or extremely cheap desktops. Even if Apple starts dumping their remaining white MacBooks on educational institutions, we're still going to be looking at $800 a pop. Their more interesting products climb quickly.

"The iPod touch (of which I'm still a big fan because the touch interface is so bloody good) is the same price as some netbooks. Although I can think of many ways to integrate the Touch or the iPhone into educational settings, it's a heck of a lot easier to hand a student a small, light computer with an actual keyboard and a 7-9" screen to read. Not only is it the same price, but I can manage it, reimage it, authenticate it, etc."

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