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Old August 2nd, 2006, 07:33 AM   #31
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A little off the subject, but here a few years back the county where I lived gave every middle and highschool student a macbook. I heard that the numbers dwindled down to the county purchasing each one for about 100 bucks each. It was crazy, now I think the county has decided to go to pc laps instead. Makes ya want to go back to school.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 08:29 AM   #32
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I've been hearing that those PC laptops have already fallen prey to viruses, etc.

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Old August 3rd, 2006, 01:35 PM   #33
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A little off the subject, but here a few years back the county where I lived gave every middle and highschool student a macbook.
Perhaps it was an iBook? The Macbooks didn't exist "a few years back" :-)

We bought several G3 iBooks at work right after they came out (12" model). They were fine for about the first year, then experienced more and more problems. Out of 6 or 7, only one survives intact and isn't really used regularly. The CD drives were the first thing to fail. Several had the screens fail. The original "toilet seat" iBooks were probably a little more robust (we have one of those that still works) but are really s-l-o-w by current standards. My daughter and her boyfriend each have G4 iBooks and they have held up fine so far.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 03:02 PM   #34
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Of course, no one can put technology (or almost anything) through its paces better than kids! One of my students bought an iBook G4 and her kids pretty much destroyed it within a few months.

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