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PC or Mac? PC Wins This Time in Maine
04/29/2013 01:55 PM ET  

The decision revives the Apple-vs-PC debate that dates to the inception of the program, which now covers all public middle schools and about half of high school students.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's pro-business governor says one of the factors that tipped the scale in favor of Hewlett-Packard in a contract to provide laptops to thousands of public school students is that the laptops utilize Windows, the operating system that's favored by businesses.

The LePage administration announced last weekend that it selected the HP ProBook laptop over the less-costly Apple iPad tablet or the more-costly Apple MacBook Air laptop.

The decision revives the Apple-vs-PC debate that dates to the inception of the program, which now covers all public middle schools and about half of high school students.

Educators aren't thrilled to switch after developing curricula using the Apple format. The state is allowing school districts to stick with Apple, but they'll have to pay any difference.


 

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