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Wilkes University drops PCs, goes all Mac

updated 09:55 am EST, Thu February 22, 2007

Wilkes University goes Mac

Apple is continuing to make strides in the education market, despite some recent negative remarks by Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding teachers' unions. Bolstering reports of Macs rebounding on college campuses, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Wilkes University, a higher education institution located in Pennslyvania has announced that it plans to get rid of all its Windows-based computers in the next three years and replace them with Macs. "The university has an enrollment of less than 5,000, and any student who wants to use a PC will have to bring his or her own." University officials also plan to convert its existing computing infrastructure to Macs, the report said. The Wilkes computer labs, which now house 1,700 computers of both varieties, will be made all Mac in a project that is expected to cost $1.4 million.

The institution said it "preferred Mac technology to that of the PC," noting that Macs are less susceptible to computer viruses. iPods have also been integrated in a variety of education programs

Last fall Apple overtook Dell in the UK education market as report indicated gaining popularity among students at college campuses. Apple also announced that it landed two particularly large educational institutional sales during the September quarter, but did not provide details.




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