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December 01, 2004

Mac is Back!

Apple Computer is making strong inroads into the education market in Japan, according to Asahi.com. The site reported recently on the growing number of third-level institutions that are going for the Macintosh brand rather than the dominant Microsoft Windows. In September, Kyushu Sangyo University installed 80 iMac G5 machines in its faculty of fine arts. Among national universities, Tokyo University switched in the spring and Tohoku University, Kobe University and Ochanomizu University are among others that have ordered up to 100 machines each. Sales have doubled since 2002 and Apple Japan has added 10 new staff to its education department. One reason for the renewed popularity is that the current Mac OSX operating system is based on the Unix system popular with researchers.

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