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Apple gaining ground in higher education market

updated 10:40 am EDT, Thu August 5, 2004

Apple gaining in higher ed

Apple is as notebook sales to universities soared by 33.8% from 2002 to 2003. The primary lure for students appears to be iTunes and wide-screen PowerBooks: "Indeed, the pricey PowerBook has become the favorite portable workstation of the campus Unix clique, which wants a nifty graphical interface and the ability to crunch serious code...Then there's the music factor. Apple's iTunes software, which comes as a free download for either PCs or Macs, has become the de facto standard for managing digital tunes on the desktop. That, plus the runaway success of Apple's iPod music player, could be fueling a slow but steady increase in Apple customers."




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  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Noooo...

    iPod sales can't spark Mac sales...right? I mean, all the 'experts' said it wouldn't happen....

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    What the story left out


    Is that Linux laptop grew a whopping 80% during that time, to gain a greater marketshare in both education, graphics, and post production than the Mac.

  1. Go Bells

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Linux Laptops

    Yeah, they sold 10 last year, and 18 this year.. A whopping 80% increase! Woo Hoo!-- More Linux Laptops being sold into education than Macs? I doubt it (let's see a link)... I have NEVER heard of a school giving away a free Linux POS laptop for every student, but we're starting to hear it all the time about Macs (and yes, Dells) now....

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Linux Laptops

    I was making a sarcastic comment based on yesterdays unfounded news that says Linux has over taken MacOS X as the number #2 Desktop OS.
    http://www.macnn.com/news/25728

  1. Go Bells

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    haha-- good one!

    You had me going there! ;-)

  1. adamschneider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    virii

    Forget iPods and UNIX geeks... I suspect the lack of viruses and spyware on Macs has a lot to do with this. I could NEVER in good conscience recommend that a school or a family purchase a Wintel machine these days.

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