“Apple’s Boot Camp could be a boon to the company’s presence in the education market. Once the almost exclusive domain of Apple and the Mac, technology in education has been steadily shifting toward Windows-based PCs for several years — particularly in colleges and at the high school level of K-12 education. The reason most often given: Students will need to work with Windows PCs after graduation and should therefore be educated using them,” Ryan Faas writes for Computerworld.
“The ability for schools (at any grade level) to create truly cross-platform labs and classrooms could be a huge win for Apple. Educational IT staff will no longer need to choose between the typical Windows computers used in most businesses and the user- and kid-friendly Macs that were once so prevalent in schools. And for schools with an existing investment in Macs, this opens up new options of what can be taught to students of any age,” Faas writes. “Boot Camp could completely reinvigorate Apple’s presence in education, which could in turn lead to more consumer sales as many parents still tend to buy kids the same types of computers that they use in school.”
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