Drivers for Mac ?

fab5freddy

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Jan 21, 2007
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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 ??
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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ok, then why doesn't Microsoft include the drivers with Windows ?
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.
 

jtrwallace

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Jul 4, 2007
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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.
 

heySparky

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Mar 8, 2007
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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.