|Dan Knight at Low End Mac is reporting that school officials and accountants are switching California State University to an NT-Only school over the next three years. That means no more Macs (Unix, SGI, etc.) machines will be purchased. Instead, the school will solely purchase US$2000-US$3000 NT boxes from Dell.
According to Mr. Knight, tech support personnel were not consulted in this heavily Mac-friendly institution. Mr. Knight has contact information for the University officials and we advise California tax payers to let these buffoons know they spending your money in a foolish fashion. Head over to Low End Mac now and read what Mr. Knight has to say.
The Mac Observer Spin: What is it with school admins? Many will remember the debacle at Yale and the outrage that resulted. Microsoft has been doing its damnedest to trap the California university system into Windows crap for much of the last year. It seems they might be succeeding.
As with any such letters, those writing to the people in charge need to not send childish hate letters or anything else that will put these people into a defensive posture. Be nice, respectful, and polite when letting them know that your tax money should be better spent. Students and faculty should so the same thing and let the powers-that-be know that you prefer your Macs and other computers.
Bean counters often make decisions that make sense for bean-counters, and not necessarily the business or institution they serve. This certainly seems to be such a case.
Low End Mac CSU Story