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| D<br>
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| Adapters required to connect to projector: <br>
 
| Adapters required to connect to projector: <br>
| A
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| A  
| C
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| C  
 
| No adapters required for Dells. 1 or 2 adapters required for Mac.
 
| No adapters required for Dells. 1 or 2 adapters required for Mac.
 
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| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D<br>
 
| D<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| INB supported:<br>
 
| INB supported:<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
| D
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| D  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Hyperion supported:<br>
 
| Hyperion supported:<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D<br>
 
| D<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Native file server support:<br>
 
| Native file server support:<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| B-<br>
 
| B-<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint:<br>
 
| Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint:<br>
| A
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| A  
| C
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| C  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Support for most specialized applications (e.g. common chemistry/physics software)<br>
 
| Support for most specialized applications (e.g. common chemistry/physics software)<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| C-<br>
 
| C-<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Built-in free secure remote support:<br>
 
| Built-in free secure remote support:<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| B-<br>
 
| B-<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| R25 supported<br>
 
| R25 supported<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D<br>
 
| D<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Internet Explorer supported:<br>
 
| Internet Explorer supported:<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D<br>
 
| D<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Easy video editing<br>
 
| Easy video editing<br>
 
| B-<br>
 
| B-<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| A<br>
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Easy Video DVD creation  
 
| Easy Video DVD creation  
| D
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| D  
| A
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| A  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs  
 
| Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs  
| A
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| A  
| A
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| A  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Free photo/graphics software<br>
 
| Free photo/graphics software<br>
| A
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| A  
| B-
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| B-  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Free screen video capture  
 
| Free screen video capture  
| A
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| A  
| C
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| C  
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| Viruses  
 
| Viruses  
 
| F  
 
| F  
| A
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| A  
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| Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs  
 
| Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs  
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F
 
F
  
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| B-  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Susceptible to SPAM, phishing  
 
| Susceptible to SPAM, phishing  
| F
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| F  
| C
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| C  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Proofing tools  
 
| Proofing tools  
| A
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| A  
| B-
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| B-  
 
| PC: 40+, Mac: 18
 
| PC: 40+, Mac: 18
 
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| Can run legacy software  
 
| Can run legacy software  
| A
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| A  
| B-
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| B-  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| OCR software  
 
| OCR software  
| A
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| A  
| B-
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| B-  
|  
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| &nbsp;
 
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|-
 
| Computer Games  
 
| Computer Games  
| A
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| A  
| B
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| B  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Accidental Damage Protection  
 
| Accidental Damage Protection  
| &nbsp;A
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| &nbsp;A  
 
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&nbsp;F
 
&nbsp;F
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| Full Accidental Damage Protection from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers.&nbsp;&nbsp;None from Apple
 
| Full Accidental Damage Protection from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers.&nbsp;&nbsp;None from Apple
 
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| Support outside Middlebury
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| Support outside Middlebury  
| A
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| A  
| B-
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| B-  
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| &nbsp;
 
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| Ease of switching to this platform
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| Ease of switching to this platform  
| B
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| B  
| B
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| B  
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Revision as of 17:27, 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).