Mac Thread, Were to buy licence for Leopard in Technical; A number of schools I work at bought one or two Apple notebooks about 12 months ago under a promotion ...
19th March 2008, 01:04 PM #1
Were to buy licence for Leopard
A number of schools I work at bought one or two Apple notebooks about 12 months ago under a promotion event, for the video editing tools mainly.
For reasons you lot will understand (password security, authentication) I couldn't just "put them on the domain" as they expected. They have been rarely used since, now what I would like to do is to upgrade to Leopard and with bootstrap at least they will get more use as I can put XP and Office on at education prices through the LEA Microsoft account.
My question is does anybody know a Mac reseller happy with the schools paying with a LEA buying order?
I've investigated the online Apple Store For Education method, (64 quid plus vat, I assume schools are exempt the vat) and the options are credit card or wire transfer, none are practical. I could phone them now I've started an online order and see if there's a way to progress but I thought one of you chaps/chaplasses may know a quicker route.
And yes there's a H in where. grrrr.
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19th March 2008, 01:08 PM #2
Ebuyer?: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142514 although the price is a lot higher than what you've found....
Just as a note it should be possible to integrate macs into a domain, others have done it. Maybe do a search?
19th March 2008, 01:11 PM #3
European Electronique? That's where we get our apple stuff from.
19th March 2008, 01:23 PM #4
We've just ordered them from Pugh.
19th March 2008, 01:25 PM #5
I have set up a wireless connection so they have Internet, and put Sophos for Mac on the local DC so they get antivirus but just for one or two laptops that's as far as I want to go. To be honest the novelty has worn off for the teachers and at least with XP on it's another decent laptop that can be used. Then again from the good reviews I've heard of Leopard maybe it will revitalise their enthusiasm.
Originally Posted by Jona
19th March 2008, 01:32 PM #6
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Try KRCS thats where we have bought apple stuff from.
19th March 2008, 02:37 PM #7
Thanks to OutToLunch from:
conehead (28th March 2008)
28th March 2008, 02:01 PM #8
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions, looks like Pugh will be easiest for me.
28th March 2008, 02:08 PM #9
They call bootcamp here bootstrap, becuase of PARS
You can also get rid of OSX boot from an XP disc, i can sort you out with the drivers for XP. Thats the free option
Last edited by FN-GM; 28th March 2008 at 02:15 PM.
28th March 2008, 02:46 PM #10
Why would you want to do that?
Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
28th March 2008, 02:47 PM #11
Well we haven’t done that we use bootcamp, but he said its hardly used and if he doesn’t have the budget that’s an option.
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