That notice is soo annoying. I've been getting that today when trying to connect to my laptop PC. Yet for some reason, I can connect to my other desktop PC fine....mainstreetmark said:I can see the machines on the Network, but when I enter a valid username and pasword, I get "The Alias could not be found" (I paraphrase, but you know the error I mean).
not true, there are some very praising articles that show up especially whenever new hardware is releasedMacSA said:Anyone that reads the MacBytes.com News Discussion section of these forums would end up never switching to Mac..its always full of very negative Mac stories.
looklost said:After supplying IT support to my family and friends for the last 5 years I realized that most people don't know or want to spend the time to learn how to operate a computer. That being said I will still recommend apple to people I know, being the better platform, having less problems, and easier to fix.
I agree with you 110%. I also own a wintel box at home and work on one at at my job. I don't think I know alot about windows inter-workings and whenever someone asks about a problem they are having I usually keep my opinions to myself. But when I hear others offer up windows solutions, they never sound like they would be a solution to the problem, more like standard run thru procedures, and usually the person comments later how what he was told "didn't fix the problem".PlaceofDis said:BINGO!!
so i think if you are willing to learn about your computer, it becomes easier with a Mac because there are more people out there who are willing to help you learn, thus giving you more resources
PlaceofDis said:ok so the only problem he points out is that he cant backup though his IT department, but does he point out any other problems that he has had in the year of using his powerbook?? hmm.....
i dont really know what the point of this article was
1. Be serious: Software update works, unlike the Windows "equivalent"SiliconAddict said:OK. Let me shoot you a few.
1. Patches. You now have to manage an alternate platform in your environment. Joy.
2. Inventory. Enterprise tools like Blue Current and System Management Server dont run on a Mac. So you will need to manage your Macs through other software.
3. Most helpdesks have support scripts designed around one platform: Windows. They now need to design new SOPs for the Mac for their helpdesk. More joy.
4. The Mac is a virtually unknown platform in the enterprise. You throw it into that environment and lets see seasoned techs support it. All those *nix and Windows geeks out there, including me, would be lost the first time someone came up to us with an issue about a Mac. So theres more training involved there which equals $$$.
Really? Its obvious that you've had your head in the sand every time Apple has release a SP. As an example 10.2.8.....bring back any memories? How about some of the issues that users had with 10.3.x the early updates in the 2-5 range. Don't be dense. Apple's patches can FUBAR a system just as easily as MS's and frankly the tools and utilities that are out there to distribute patches to windows machines blows away Apple's.cwtnospam said:1. Be serious: Software update works, unlike the Windows "equivalent"
More denseness. You missed the point of the entire article didn't you. Its about supporting a single Mac or multiple Macs in an already est infrastructure. Go back and read the article...you are embarrassing yourself.2. Other software. What a concept! It's not like there is no "other software" available. Much of it is better on the Mac.
True..doesn't change the fact that this is how most helpdesks are setup. What are you going to make this justification to the CIO of Best Buy? Love to hear his response. You deal with the hand you are dealt and the fact remains that most call in helpdesks use scripts.3. Helpdesk personnel who need scripts are no help at all. Those are the people who make life difficult for end users on any platform.
4. This I have the least sympathy for. Any Unix geek who can't handle OS X is no Unix geek. Ever heard of the terminal? As for Windows geeks, switching over a decent percentage of PCs to Macs means that you will need fewer of them, and that's a good thing.
<OT>...and what irritates me is that the UK gov fund 'IT' stuff, and some IT guy uses M$SQL server technology and the damn website expects to see IE 6.0 and higher...and no matter what, you can't access this stuff on a Mac without pretending to be a windows machine.Blue Velvet said:What irritates me is that 'IT' has become synonymous with Microsoft/PCs.
... and this is because Apple conceded the corporate market to Microsoft for so many years and promoted the Mac as the machine for the rest of us, those of us who thought different. Apple courted the counter-culture, and reaped the dismissal of the corporate standards makers.Blue Velvet said:What irritates me is that 'IT' has become synonymous with Microsoft/PCs.
Not really - it's more a self-perpetuating loop. There are PCs in use in businesses than Macs, hence there are more jobs in maintaining PCs. So anyone in IT would want experience in PC maintenance, since they are more likely to get work if they lose their present job.Lacero said:IT departments don't like Macs because Windows/PC bring in business for them. And it's a vast conspiracy among IT professionals to always support the platform that requires constant maintenance.