One Used Mac can make a
difference, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2008.11.12. Instead of
scrapping out old Macs for raw materials, what if the Mac community
worked to restore them and give them away to those with no
Apple's Intel transition hurts
elementary education, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 2006.08.21.
While dual-core Intel CPUs may be a plus in many ways, their lack
of support for the Classic programs widely used in education makes
them a bitter pill for some schools to swallow.
Reeducating school boards about Macs, Charles Haddad,
BusinessWeek. "The larger issue is that school administrators have
bought into the ridiculous notion that kids will fail later on in
life if they don't know how to operate a Windows PC."
Windows on Macs:
Three paths for integration, Jason Packer, Macs in the Enterprise,
2008.05.14. Mac users have three routes for running Windows apps: Run
Windows using Boot Camp or virtualization, or use a compatibility layer
such as WINE.
open standards are better, Marc Zeedar, Less Tangible, Mac
Opinion, 11.03. "...the only way Macs (and other platforms) have a
chance to survive in this world is if they are given equal footing
to Windows boxes."
Microsoft's holding pattern,
Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope, 10.15. Development of Internet
Explorer and Windows seems stuck while Apple keeps improving Safari
and OS X.
What parts to keep when your Mac
dies, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 10.14. Don't just throw out
your old Mac, monitor, or printer - salvage and store as many
parts as possible. Here's how.
Let teachers choose the computers, Vic Sperry, St. Petersburg
Times, 10.12. "It is the responsibility of the teachers to evaluate
the existing computing platforms and choose what advances their
goal of educating the children of Pinellas county."
I am not a Mac fanatic, Jeff
Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 10.09. Mac or PC should be a matter of
choosing the best solution, not having adminstration dictate a
benefits of multiple platforms, part II, Marc Zeedar, Less
Tangible, Mac Opinion, 10.08. "The odd thing is that the people who
would best benefit from a multi-platform setup . . . are the ones
who usually standardize on a single platform."
Permanent virus protection, David Frith, The Barrow, Australian
IT, 10.07. "There is one beautifully simple way to keep your
personal computer free of viruses. Switch to an Apple Mac: it comes
- and stays - virus-free."
vs. Windows viruses, Scott Granneman, SecurityFocus, The
Register, 10.06. "...Unix-based OS's will never experience all of
the problems we're seeing now with email-borne viruses and worms in
the Microsoft world."
hijacks Web browsers, John Leyden, The Register, 10.03. "The
QHosts (Delude) Trojan can't spread by itself. Users only become
infected if they visited a maliciously constructed website
containing code which allows the malware to run." IE only.
Microsoft faces class-action on security breaches, Reuters,
10.02. Microsoft "faces a proposed class-action lawsuit . . . based
on the claim that its market-dominant software is vulnerable to
viruses capable of triggering 'massive, cascading
iBlog revisited, Jeff Adkins,
Mac Lab Report, 10.02. Some tips and reflections on using
Security report puts blame on Microsoft, Jonathan Krim,
Washington Post, 09.24. "Viruses, worms and other cyber-attacks
that are crippling computers with increasing frequency cannot be
stopped as long as the software of one company [Microsoft]
State Department computers hit by virus, New York Times, 09.23.
"The State Department's electronic system for checking every visa
applicant for terrorist or criminal history failed worldwide for
several hours late Tuesday because of a computer virus...."