Wyoming school district to distributie 3,000 Apple Macs

“When school starts in August, every student at Kelly Walsh High School will have a new Apple MacBook laptop computer,” Jasa Santos reports for The Casper Star-Tribune.

“Roughly 1,400 computers are being distributed to KW students and staff members, as the school transitions into a 1-to-1, high access environment,” Santos reports.

“The computers are part of a $3.8 million lease purchase agreement Natrona County School District made with Apple Computers [sic]. The agreement was approved by the district’s school board in June,” Santos reports.

“More than 3,000 computers were purchased through the agreement and will be distributed to elementary, junior high and high schools in Natrona County,” Santos reports.

Full article here.

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

25 Comments

  1. Let’s just hope that by the time these kids enter the real world work force, their employers will let them choose their machine of choice, unlike other staid organizations that have a strict Windows only unofficial policy.

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  2. @Kevin “Let’s just hope that by the time these kids enter the real world work force, their employers will let them choose their machine of choice, unlike other staid organizations that have a strict Windows only unofficial policy.”

    That would be nice, but IT deparments want identical machines for a very practical reason. If they have 1000 laptops to support, it’s far easier to swap hard drives into an identical system, than it is to back up the user’s data. It’s far easier and cheaper to support a homogenous user base, so it’s better to be all Apple, all HP, all Dell, etc.

  3. “That would be nice, but IT deparments want identical machines for a very practical reason. If they have 1000 laptops to support, it’s far easier to swap hard drives into an identical system, than it is to back up the user’s data. It’s far easier and cheaper to support a homogenous user base, so it’s better to be all Apple, all HP, all Dell, etc.”

    yes, far easier to be lazy than to actually treat the users you support like you work for them.

    i worked IT for 15 years, and i have no sympathy for the ones you describe. people who think they work for the computer or the company rather than the end user. screw ’em.

  4. @zaxxon4 How about Vista as a universal OS? XP? Windows? Electric typewriters? Xerox copiers? Manual typewriters? Gestetner Manual copiers? Paper & biro, ink pens, pencils, wood blocks, clay tablets? papyrus? Cave drawings?

    Do you understand what I am trying to say?

    I don’t think you do, so here is the answer anyway:-

    Even when we had one homogenous system, it was never enough hence the progressional development.

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