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Bingo, you got it in one: No MS-Access for Mac = more Windows sales.AhmedFaisal said:no MS Access in MS-Office, I use it quite often for work... I wonder what is keeping MS from finally releasing that for the Mac.
Under the student discountplinden said:If you can get the student discount, you will save $300 on the PB. I'm not sure if you can if you're not yet in school, but it seems to me you should be able to. Someone else can confirm that. Also, you can put off getting Applecare for a year.
I have the spyware argument. It means nothing. With the SP2 update, Windwos has warned me about anything that might cause spyware. During the periods I follow those notices, I do not get any spyware, but when I do not then sometimes my computer gets infected. It's as simple as listening to Microsoft. Also, their spyware cleaning program is VERY good. It runs constantly in the background, updates definitions at 2am (for me), it does not use much RAM, and it can perform quick and accurate smart-scans of my system that generally eliminate all spyware and make AdAware and Spybot purposeless. My only complaint is that, when you install new programs that access the internet, the first time you open the program the Spyware cleaner will ask you whether or not it should grant the program access.h0e0h said:Well, look at it like this... are you going to be doing things that require "blazing" speed, or would you prefer to invest your money in something that isn't going to be slowed down from spyware and things of that nature.
I covered my 12" PB with an addendum on my homeowners insurance, its like 8 bucks a year and covers up to 3 grand. It was more like 50 bucks a year when it was under my renters insurance a few months ago. It covers accidental damage and THEFT anywhere in the world. I'm not sure if it would come into play with your situation, but you may want to take that into consideration.AhmedFaisal said:- No accidental damage, I don't care if that adds another 200$ to the AppleCare price, I need to carry the notebook around a lot, I want to have that additional protection.
Ehhhhh, Jet. I've got a headache just thinking about it. Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread with my random ranting but IMHO the Access-Jet combo...well, I just won't go there. *thinking about puppies and warm sunny afternoons* Ahh, thats better. I don't know your programming proficiency, but you could get an odbc driver to access access and write your own Mac front end (php, cocoa, whatever?). That way when your company migrates to a real database (no offense intended), you'll still have a way to view/manipulate it. Might be more work than you want to do, though.CanadaRAM said:Bingo, you got it in one: No MS-Access for Mac = more Windows sales.
Plus Access is built around the Jet database engine, which is deeply embedded in Windows and is not on the Mac.