My girlfriend recently went back to college (MCC) to finish her degree. She is taking a number of liberal arts classes and a business class. A part of business class curriculum is to learn a modern operating system. In order to fulfill this requirement, MCC uses Windows Vista and MS Office. Currently, she has a MacBook. So she comes back home, telling me that she needs to spend $$$ on Vista and Office to do her homework. My natural question was: 'What about Google Apps?'
Getting another computer for us right now is not an option, just as spending money and effort on installing Vista on a Mac. So why can't students learn about computers using their favorite OS and use Google Apps to learn about Office?
Finally it is great to hear that colleges are starting to catch up with online resources. Wondering how long it will take for MCC to get on the online bandwagon..