Drivers for Mac ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I just wanted to know how drivers work for OS X mac ?

    With my windows XP PC, i am always having driver issues & problems....

    Why does this not happen with OS X mac ??
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It doesn't happen because Apple includes them with the OS ;).
     
  3. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    ok, then why doesn't Microsoft include the drivers with Windows ?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Because Microsoft don't produce the hardware. So they have to support every single combination of motherboard/CPU/sound card/graphics card/etc out there. Apple only have to support the very small number of combinations they've sold. This is one of the many reasons we are not likely to see OSX for generic x86 hardware.
     
  5. jtrwallace macrumors member

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    Also, OS X includes the drivers for most printers out there which is why basic print functions will work just by plugging most printers in. Its part of what makes Mac so superior.
     
  6. heySparky macrumors regular

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    That is why a Mac is Plug-n-Play and a Windows box is Plug-n-Pray. The drivers are built into the OS for most everything you might need.
     

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