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Functions are graded A to F, A being highest. It's expected that details for each grade will be added.
  
 
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| '''PC'''<br>
 
| '''PC'''<br>
 
| '''Mac'''<br>
 
| '''Mac'''<br>
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| Comments
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Docking station available:<br>
 
| Docking station available:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| D<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Adapters required to connect to projector: <br>
 
| Adapters required to connect to projector: <br>
| + (no adapters required)<br>
+
| A
| - (1-2 adapters required)<br>
+
| C
 +
| No adapters required for Dells. 1 or 2 adapters required for Mac.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Outlook:<br>
 
| Outlook:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| D<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| INB supported:<br>
 
| INB supported:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| very limited<br>
+
| D
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Hyperion supported:<br>
 
| Hyperion supported:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| D<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Native file server support:<br>
 
| Native file server support:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| limited<br>
+
| B-<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint:<br>
 
| Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A
| -
+
| C
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
| Common chemistry/physics software supported:<br>
+
| Support for most specialized applications (e.g. common chemistry/physics software)<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| C-<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
| Support for most specialized applications*: <br>
+
| Built-in free secure remote support:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| B-<br>
|-
+
|
| Built-in secure remote support:<br>
 
| +<br>
 
| -<br>
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| R25 supported<br>
 
| R25 supported<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| D<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Internet Explorer supported:<br>
 
| Internet Explorer supported:<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
| -<br>
+
| D<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Easy video editing<br>
 
| Easy video editing<br>
| partial<br>
+
| B-<br>
| +<br>
+
| A<br>
 +
|
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Easy Video DVD creation  
 
| Easy Video DVD creation  
| -
+
| D
| +
+
| A
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs  
 
| Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs  
| +
+
| A
| +
+
| A
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Free photo/graphics software<br>
 
| Free photo/graphics software<br>
| +
+
| A
| limited
+
| B-
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Free screen video capture  
 
| Free screen video capture  
| +
+
| A
| -
+
| C
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Viruses  
 
| Viruses  
| -&nbsp;
+
| F
| some
+
| A
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs  
 
| Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs  
| Yes
+
|  
| some
+
F
 +
 
 +
| B-
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Susceptible to SPAM, phishing  
 
| Susceptible to SPAM, phishing  
| Equally
+
| F
| Equally
+
| C
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Proofing tools  
 
| Proofing tools  
| 40+  
+
| A
| 18
+
| B-
 +
| PC: 40+, Mac: 18
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Can run legacy software  
 
| Can run legacy software  
| Yes
+
| A
| very limited
+
| B-
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| OCR software  
 
| OCR software  
| Many
+
| A
| Limited
+
| B-
 +
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Computer Games  
 
| Computer Games  
| Many
+
| A
| Some
+
| B
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Accidental Damage Protection
 +
| &nbsp;A
 +
|
 +
&nbsp;F
 +
 
 +
| Full Accidental Damage Protection from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers.&nbsp;&nbsp;None from Apple
 
|-
 
|-
| Accidental Damage Protection
+
| Support outside Middlebury
| Full support from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers
+
| A
| None from Apple
+
| B-
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
| Ease of switching to this platform
 +
| B
 +
| B
 +
|  
 
|}
 
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*Not available for Macs: MS&nbsp;Access, MS Publisher, MS OneNote, Outlook, Minitab, LabVIEW, Sonar, ChemOffice, applications needed for running scientific instruments, Allele A1ATLAS.ti, CMAP Tools, Cn-3D (NCBI), DL Recorder, EViews, Express (USA Express), FatePC, FTS (Financial Trading System), GenMAPP, GeoSim, IGOR Pro, MDL Chime, MestReC, Mike's Bikes, OpenBabel, OpenPerl IDE, OR Tutor, PCGets, PC-ORD, PopCycle, Protein Explorer, RasMol, Swiss PDF Viewer, TeXnic Center, Viewer Lite (Accelersys),VMD, WinEdt, WinHaze, Brainstorm, DataStudio, E-Prime, Kaleida Graph, Logic Works, Multisim, Shazam, Spartan 08, StatTransfer, etc.<br><br>Not available for PCs: Final&nbsp;Cut Suite (Final&nbsp;Cut Pro, DVD&nbsp;Studio, Motion, Color, etc), iWork (Pages, Keynote, Calc), iLife (iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand).<br>
 
*Not available for Macs: MS&nbsp;Access, MS Publisher, MS OneNote, Outlook, Minitab, LabVIEW, Sonar, ChemOffice, applications needed for running scientific instruments, Allele A1ATLAS.ti, CMAP Tools, Cn-3D (NCBI), DL Recorder, EViews, Express (USA Express), FatePC, FTS (Financial Trading System), GenMAPP, GeoSim, IGOR Pro, MDL Chime, MestReC, Mike's Bikes, OpenBabel, OpenPerl IDE, OR Tutor, PCGets, PC-ORD, PopCycle, Protein Explorer, RasMol, Swiss PDF Viewer, TeXnic Center, Viewer Lite (Accelersys),VMD, WinEdt, WinHaze, Brainstorm, DataStudio, E-Prime, Kaleida Graph, Logic Works, Multisim, Shazam, Spartan 08, StatTransfer, etc.<br><br>Not available for PCs: Final&nbsp;Cut Suite (Final&nbsp;Cut Pro, DVD&nbsp;Studio, Motion, Color, etc), iWork (Pages, Keynote, Calc), iLife (iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand).<br>
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Revision as of 17:26, 16 March 2010

Functions are graded A to F, A being highest. It's expected that details for each grade will be added.

Function
PC
Mac
Comments
Docking station available:
A
D
Adapters required to connect to projector:
A C No adapters required for Dells. 1 or 2 adapters required for Mac.
Outlook:
A
D
INB supported:
A
D
Hyperion supported:
A
D
Native file server support:
A
B-
Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint:
A C
Support for most specialized applications (e.g. common chemistry/physics software)
A
C-
Built-in free secure remote support:
A
B-
R25 supported
A
D
Internet Explorer supported:
A
D
Easy video editing
B-
A
Easy Video DVD creation D A
Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs A A
Free photo/graphics software
A B-
Free screen video capture A C
Viruses F A
Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs

F

B-
Susceptible to SPAM, phishing F C
Proofing tools A B- PC: 40+, Mac: 18
Can run legacy software A B-
OCR software A B-
Computer Games A B
Accidental Damage Protection  A

 F

Full Accidental Damage Protection from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers.  None from Apple
Support outside Middlebury A B-
Ease of switching to this platform B B


  • Not available for Macs: MS Access, MS Publisher, MS OneNote, Outlook, Minitab, LabVIEW, Sonar, ChemOffice, applications needed for running scientific instruments, Allele A1ATLAS.ti, CMAP Tools, Cn-3D (NCBI), DL Recorder, EViews, Express (USA Express), FatePC, FTS (Financial Trading System), GenMAPP, GeoSim, IGOR Pro, MDL Chime, MestReC, Mike's Bikes, OpenBabel, OpenPerl IDE, OR Tutor, PCGets, PC-ORD, PopCycle, Protein Explorer, RasMol, Swiss PDF Viewer, TeXnic Center, Viewer Lite (Accelersys),VMD, WinEdt, WinHaze, Brainstorm, DataStudio, E-Prime, Kaleida Graph, Logic Works, Multisim, Shazam, Spartan 08, StatTransfer, etc.

    Not available for PCs: Final Cut Suite (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio, Motion, Color, etc), iWork (Pages, Keynote, Calc), iLife (iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand).