Mac shipments to NYC Schools delayed over WiFi issue

“Scheduled delivery of Apple computers to schools run by the New York City Department of Education have been temporarily suspended due to problems related to connecting to the DOE’s wireless network infrastructure,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple is scrambling to address the WiFi connectivity issue within its Leopard operating system. The fix appears set to be included in the bug fixes of the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5.3 release, as noted in the report Successive Mac OS X 10.5.3 builds continue,” McLean reports.

“Until the software fix ships, all Macs on order with wireless features are being held at Dell’s merge center in Austin, Texas. The DOE contracted with Dell Managed Services to handle all of the school system’s tech related ordering, including the procurement of Apple desktops, laptops, and servers,” McLean reports.

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: It’s about time those poor bastages at Dell’s merge center got to handle some quality personal computers.

32 Comments

  1. The Mac bough under this contract
    sometime are not even the current
    version of Macs, and priced highter.
    To me NYC DOE is getting screw.
    and this are the bussiness smart guy
    running the department ..

  2. Wow. Loved the obscure Johnny Dangerously reference from MDN!! Not sure many 20-somethings would have a clue about that, the fargin’ iceholes!

    “You shouldn’t have shot me, Johnny. My grandmother shot me, once…”

  3. Cubert wrote, “How is this an Apple issue? It seems to be a problem on the NYC Dept. of Education’s end. Fargin’ iceholes!!!”

    Firstly, Apple would not have “apologized” for the problem or be “scrambling” to “resolve” the problem if Apple was not culpable for the problem. I’m certain that NYC DOE first sought to solve the problem internally, before concluding that the problem was due to some incompatibility with Apple software.

    Secondly, do you know what the problem is exactly, or are you simply talking out of your “icehole”, fanboi?

    Thirdly, I reckon that your current occupation is not customer relations.

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