Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 17:41 UTC
Apple Apple's education event just ended, and just as Ars Technica said, Apple announced better support for textbooks, as well as a textbook authoring tool. The textbook authoring tool is heavily inspired by Keynote and Pages, and hence, I already know it's going to be top-notch and very pleasant to use. In addition, the company also repositioned iTunes U as a Blackboard competitor. As great as all these new tools are, several large red flags went up in my mind: I remember what it was like being the only student who didn't use Windows. Update: "Any e-textbook author that wants access to the iPad-toting masses must make his or her work an exclusive to iBooks 2."
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Thom, which uni?
by Z_God on Thu 19th Jan 2012 21:19 UTC
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Can I ask where you studied exactly? I also started my first bachelor in the Netherlands in 2004. I did CS however, so the systems at university were all dualboot, SuSE 8.1 and Windows 2000. I was also using SuSE then myself. Many students still used Windows, but many were very interested in trying something else of course and I could help them with switching ;)

I'm doing another study in Belgium now (Slavic Languages, so not related to computers.). Most students use Macs it seems and also some run Windows. There are only few with Ubuntu.

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