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Apple phasing out most boxed software for education


Apple has told its educational resellers not to expect any more boxed copies of Mac OS X, iLife, iWork, Apple Remote Desktop, and Aperture, reports “ZDNet” ( That’s not a big surprise, considering the company’s push for its Mac App Store and Apple App Store.

“ZDNet” says he following email was recently sent to customers at a major academic institution” (although said institution isn’t named):

“We have a limited supply of copies of each in stock in the store, so consider this a ‘last call’ for anyone who would like a hard copy before they are gone. Particularly anyone who would like to get Snow Leopard, as we just received our final shipment of that version of the OS.

“The only products that will remain as boxed software offerings are Logic Express and Logic Studio.

“For information on Apple Volume Purchasing Program for software, we’ve posted a page on our website that describes how departmental users can take advantage of purchasing volume licensing.”

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