Help needed convincing boss....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lin01jon, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. lin01jon macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    Borlange, Sweden
    I really, really, really want a macbook pro and I need some solid arguments
    to convince my boss that this is the machine for me. Problem is my
    workplace is all PC, not a single apple as far as you can see. I´m a network
    engineer, working with switches and routers and stuff like that. I hope
    someone can point out all the advantages a macbook can have in my
    line of work.

    Thanks in advance !

  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    No need to purchase antivirus software perhaps would be one.
  3. Trogloxene macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    Set up the Mac as a dual-boot OSX/Windoze machine. Tell your boss that it has an Intel processor just like the PC on his desk. Argue the non-virus/adware value of using the mac for email/net stuff.

  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    Tell him it will make the office look prettier with a slice of Californian-designed aluminium knocking around the place. :D
  5. camomac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    Left Coast
    Caution - Danger Ahead

    if you bring in a mac then all the tech guys will get laid off.
    they wont have anything to fix. this could be very dangerous
    for your coworkers, be careful...:)
  6. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Say "OK, I give in, I'll buy a Windows computer, I found a great one that costs $xxxx" and buy an MBP. If he complains, say "What? It's Windows!" and boot XP in Parallels.
  7. drumforfun19 macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2007
    inform him that in order to keep the switches and routers running without any problems, that you need a computer that can run without any problems. That computer just so happens to be an Macintosh MBP.

    Tell him that with a Mac you can get laid 4.32 times more often in a week than if you had a PC. (*note* that's not an acctual statistic, but he won't care.)

    p.s. by boss, do you mean wife? if so, don't pay attention to the second paragraph.
  8. lin01jon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    Borlange, Sweden
    Hahaha, the "get laid stats" could be verry useful with my office boss
    and equally unuseful with my "other" boss...

    Tanks !
  9. lin01jon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    Borlange, Sweden
    YES, YES, YES. I made an all fronts offensive and managed at last to
    convince him of the superiority of macbook/OSX. I actually saved the
    "getting laid" part for a good punchline but did´nt have to use it.

    Thanks Guys !

  10. drumforfun19 macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2007
    haha, well you can always use it with your "other" boss when you get the MBP.
  11. cepler macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I'm a Network Engineer too! And my laptop is currently a Powerbook G4. It works fine in my line of work, so what's all the hub-bub? You can run SSH, telnet, etc from terminal prompt very easily. You can use a USB serial cable to get into the switches to configure them. No problem. BUT, there ARE some switches and firewalls that REQUIRE "IE" and won't run properly on your Mac. There are also various configuration utilities sometimes included with these devices that are Windows only. Annoying but it's true...

    So, have your boss buy you a nice Windows desktop and buy your OWN Macbook Pro. :)
  12. zero2dash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2006
    Fenton, MO
    Sounds like you already got him to cave but here's some:

    -virus free
    -spyware free
    -trojan free
    - worm free
    -nearly impossible to hack
    -runs Windows & Office
    -extended warranty available (AppleCare)
  13. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    i think you are considering yourself at the expense of your company, sorry, its not only a case of "one mac", its a problem of setting up an extra new system maintaining service, and complicating the office environment.

    I would suggest you buy one with your own money. In that case, you can honestly ask you boss for financial help.

    sorry, its business, and its not appropriate for you to do so. (unless ur office need to update all computers, in that case, u can convince your boss to switch to macs completely)
  14. skwij macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2006
    Belleville, ON, Canada
    Right on! Congrats, and enjoy!

    ((Be sure and take a deep sniff when you unpack her.......there's nothing like that "new Mac smell" ;) ))

    Oh, and take pics and post them!

  15. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    I am puzzled, what's the fuss?

    It is a corporate computer anyway, when you leave the company it will return back to IT. Buy a Mac Pro for yourself at home and bask in all its Glory ;)
  16. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    New York City
    co-signed. Its best not to enjoy a jobloan computer, because sooner then you think you will be parting ways with it. Get a Thinkpad, its just as solid and you won't have to deal with unbridled Mac love :D

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