|Jul 27, 2006, 01:34 PM||#2|
If this is true, IT people are effing idiots.
Apple is just a company. Think for yourselves.
|Jul 27, 2006, 01:40 PM||#3|
You've also got that password entry thing for software in OSX. Although not invulnerable, it puts a lot of virus writers off.
|Jul 27, 2006, 04:51 PM||#5|
Not a very well-written article, but...
I think the basic facts are still correct. I've worked in I.T. for about 15 years now, and after Apple released OS X 10.2, people started taking notice. I worked with several engineers who carried high-end Windows laptops around on a daily basis - and they all expressed an interest in switching to an Apple notebook.
The problem was, they all relied on AutoCAD - and Autodesk won't make an OS X native version of it!
With "Bootcamp" - it's now possible to run Windows on a Mac, eliminating that as a barrier, *except* Bootcamp is still a "beta" piece of software. Most responsible I.T. people won't rely on "beta" anything for production work.
I have a Macbook Pro I use in an all-Windows corporate environment - but I've already run into issues that would be "unacceptable" to our average users. (EG. I can't get the machine to output video simultaneously to the LCD panel and to a projector in Windows XP when I hook one up. I had to do some rather "backwards" configuration in the ATI video control panel just to get it to come up on our projector at all.)
If Apple plays their cards right with the next OS X release, then we'll probably really be at the point where it's ready for "corporate use". Until then, yes - it's usable for more and more people, but many I.T. depts. won't feel comfortable rolling it out to the average users yet.
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