A virus has infected all PC-based computers in Ringgold School District in Washington, PA.
“Superintendent Lawrence Golembiewski said all PCs at the district’s three elementary schools and high school were corrupted with the virus. Golembiewski said the PCs in the district offices were spared because administrators shut down their computers immediately after the virus was detected in the district-wide network about two weeks ago. The district’s Macintosh computers were not affected by the virus. District administrators have spent the last several weeks reconfiguring affected computers, including five computers labs at the high school and three elementary labs. Each computer lab has about 30 PCs,” reports the Observer-Reporter.
At this month’s meeting, the school board approved the purchase of Norton Antivirus software for $4,659, according to The Observer-Reporter. $4,695 would also buy six Apple eMacs for education with about $200 to spare.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Another day, same story. Tedious, but still important to report. How much money is being wasted because they wanted to save a few bucks up front by going with Wintel PCs instead of Macintosh?