Apple has extended its
Mac OS X District License Program
— which includes Mac OS X software, training, technical support and applications — through Sept. 27. Targeted to K-12 schools, it can also save school districts more than 60 percent off Apple’s education licensing price.
Only districts with 1,000 or more Mac OS X-capable systems qualify, and all eligible systems must be upgraded. A district’s Apple Account Executive can provide a count of the eligible systems.
For $25 per system, the Mac OS X District License Program includes a district license to run the following software and training on existing Mac OS X-capable systems: Mac OS X 10.2, iLife 1.0 and Keynote 1.0. It also includes the “Getting Started with Mac OS X” self-paced training course and 12 months of technical support through the AppleCare Professional SupportLine and Tools program
With Panther, the next major upgrade of Mac OS X due later this year, school districts are encouraged by Apple to use the Apple Maintenance Program (AMP) for Mac OS X for $50 per system to keep their systems up to date.