Ok so I totally need to vent... I'm working as a consultant at a large company for a couple weeks, working with both my powerbook and the company-issues laptop via a hub on my desk. Last night I took both computers home to work at the hotel, and when I tried to hook everything back up this morning, nothing was working. After wasting an hour msesing around, I finally call tech support. Some mousy, creepy guy comes over and explains that the ports are older and not standard ethernet, so if you don't plug exactly the right cord in in exactly the right direction nothing works. This explanation is interspersed with snide comments about the ethernet cables I brought not being standard length and a disgusted tossing aside of my hub. About 15 minutes later, this creep comes back with a pissy network admin guy who proceeds to chew me out in the bitchiest way about how having a non-managed non-corporate issued computer on the network, or using my own personal hub/router is one of the biggest violations of corporate policy possible and grounds for immediate dismissal. This explanation is interspersed with disgusted nods toward my Powerbook, which is positively gleaming next to the miserable little Compaq labtop that is the "official" corporate computer. "All we need is for someone to bring in their dirty machine and one virus to get on the network." he says. I felt like saying "Um, yeah, but - this isn't a windows machine. It doesn't get viruses." So basically, I'm totally screwed. My manager and everyone I worked with knew I had the Powerbook plugged in, and nobody cared. The network admin left with a veiled threat to monitor all the traffic to my cube, and "cut off my port completely" if he sees any unauthorized MAC address. So now I'm a marked man - a Mac user! I'm seriously so pissed right now. Corporate America and their virus-laden wintel world can go to hell. Someday I'm going to start my own company and use only macs!