[FoRK] Computer for College Student
jebdm at jebdm.net
Fri Jul 30 18:15:24 PDT 2010
On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> There is no reason not to use Photoshop, MS Office, etc. at college. The
> student versions are very cheap usually. Studica etc. or the college
> bookstore typically. Good place to buy Macs also, both the hardware and the
> service plan is nicely discounted.
Except that most students don't need the features unique to these programs;
because there are free versions available that work just as well, it's
irrational to pay anything for them.
Macs are also overkill; most students use their computers for word
processing and browsing, and so it's hard to justify spending that level of
money, even if you think the price is good relative to the hardware.
(Especially since Apple computers are not really in the price range of many
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