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Certain key software such as MS Access or MAS 200 require a Windows Server OS. I cannot see how these business can use something as simple as a mac to manage databases. Now the Mac OS is actually a Unix OS so it does make a decent file server however I have yet to see a mac run a database.
    
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Schools get like free macs.
I think.
My school throws out ~50 working computers a year, and takes in newer versions of Macs.
I don't think they would do that unless they got the new ones for free, or at a discount refunding the full price of the ones thrown out.
    
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Schools get like free macs.
I think.
My school throws out ~50 working computers a year, and takes in newer versions of Macs.
I don't think they would do that unless they got the new ones for free, or at a discount refunding the full price of the ones thrown out.
Tell your school to give them to me. I'll give them a nice home, plenty of power, and some work to do involving complicated mathematics of protein folding. Probably back up some files too.
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Could be true...they might have ONE mac in their building. That counts...right? Lmao...

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Could be true...they might have ONE mac in their building. That counts...right? Lmao...

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In an article like this i would so say yes.
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Oh yea I forgot to mention that my college has ~10 Macs in our downstairs library computer lab.
Libraries should be running friggin Linux! There is no damn reason to pay for a friggin m$ windows license when the only thing library catalog computers do is:

1. Open up a browser
2. Open up a word processor
3. Open up a spreadsheet
4. Open up a presentation

In God's name, why use my tax dollars for a m$ windows license?

I realize you were referring to a computer lab... But I thought I should just say
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The three teams/projects that I work for are all mainly Macs. Everyone have one in their office. The only things that I know that are not are the server(linux), and the thin clients powering the touch screens(linux also). All the projects are research in the field of zoology, and I've doing some of the RoR programming for it. Many of the departments at my university are also mainly Macs.
IMO, OS X is the platform to be developing on. Apple just makes it so easy.
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Libraries should be running friggin Linux! There is no damn reason to pay for a friggin m$ windows license when the only thing library catalog computers do is:

1. Open up a browser
2. Open up a word processor
3. Open up a spreadsheet
4. Open up a presentation

In God's name, why use my tax dollars for a m$ windows license?

I realize you were referring to a computer lab... But I thought I should just say
Although i honestly prefer Windows greatly i agree with you. But i do want to mention government offices buy prebuilt PC, which run Windows 95% of the time.
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But i do want to mention government offices buy prebuilt PC, which run Windows 95% of the time.
Which is EXACTLY why I firmly believe that computers should NOT be sold with OSs. They should have to be purchased separately. Even if it means they would buy windows anyway, I still believe they should come as separate packages.
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Which is EXACTLY why I firmly believe that computers should NOT be sold with OSs. They should have to be purchased separately. Even if it means they would buy windows anyway, I still believe they should come as separate packages.
Do remember most people aren't smart enough to install it themselves. And it costs more retail then OEM. So you raise the price of PC significantly. From 1 : buying a retail copy of an OS instead of a OEM copy which is also discounted by the manufacturer buying them in volume 2 : paying for someone to install it which ranges from 20-200 dollars because they can't do it themselves people would take advantage of it 3 : Sadly this could lead to less desktop sales and less computers in the world, definitely not good for technological advancement.
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