Don't get me wrong ... I like and use MS systems ... I like and use Apple solutions ... I like and use a variety of *nix solutions.
I just don't see why people get so bothered about schools that choose to go down a particular line ... especially after they have sat down and worked out which will have the most impact.
Then again, I also get tired with vampire threads cropping up ... and trolling can be amusing when done properly, but it gets boring when people say the same thing again and again in spite of people actually spending time responding to them in earlier threads. It actually detracts from the discussions particular forums are made for.
Back to the original topic ... it looks like I might be able to get a good deal with the older Macs so I will pick them up instead of the new ones ... but it means getting an order in first thing on monday morning.