Was talking to a guy yesterday who said at his local Academy specialising in IT a lot of the laptops had been damaged by students. I got the feeling this was because the students felt they didn’t have any ownership, though its probably just as likely because they felt bored. So how’s this for a solution? Buy a lot of 2nd IBM Thinkpads, with the students arranging the budget and purchasing, and then get them to wipe the MS OS and replace with a Linux OS such as Puppy which runs very lite and quick?
Hey, I’ve done the exact same thing with my own IBM Thinkpad (cheating to get MDX IT to set it up for me).