Macs Gaining Market Share Among Businesses

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    . . .

    If this is true, IT people are effing idiots.
  3. macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Yeah, but more than anything else hackers attack Microsoft because Microsoft are perceived as evil. Even if the Mac grows to 50%, there will still be far more new viruses released for Windows.

    You've also got that password entry thing for software in OSX. Although not invulnerable, it puts a lot of virus writers off.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    god, If only it were so.. do my eyes look like dollar signs?
    I think they look like dollar signs.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Oct 23, 2003
    Brunswick, MD
    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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