If the R-Pi were made by Apple, it would be priced at a reassuringly-expensive $250, include a plain white case with a single, proprietary, exterior dock port, and complementary accessories such as matching screens and keyboards would be available at a modest premium over high-street equivalents. It would also refuse to boot from SD cards which were not "blessed" with an Apple-approved flag bit in their firmware, and "blessed" cards would be available at twice the price of ordinary cards but with no performance advantage.
If the R-Pi were made by Microsoft, it would be priced at $244.99 to maximise profit in competition with Apple's offering, and it would be called the "Microsoft Young Developer Starter Kit, Metro Edition". It would run Windows 8, not Linux. In order to fit all the feature lists, marketing endorsements and whatever on it, the case would be twice as big as the actual device inside. It would not boot from an SD card, but from a floppy disk and an external USB hard disk, and an adapter to attach to "industry standard" VGA monitors would be included. For power supplies, keyboards and displays, you are directed to commodity high street retailers... so not much difference there, at least. Educational establishments would be able to buy it for a discounted price of $200, as long as they signed up for an exclusivity contract and an official support/maintenance programme, supplied through a call centre in India.
The key to knowledge is not to rely on people to teach you it.