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''See also:  ''[[Comparison of Email Clients for Macs|''Comparison_of_Email_Clients_for_Macs'']]
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| width=25% |'''Function'''<br>
 
| width=5% |'''PC'''<br>
 
| width=5% |'''Mac'''<br>
 
| width=65% | Comments
 
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| Notebook docking stations<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D<br>
 
| Dell creates docks for their notebooks that have built-in port replicators, video output ports, and allow you to use your laptop's monitor while docked.<br>
 
Apple does not create docks for their laptops and LIS doesn't provide them. After market docking stations for Apple laptops are model specific.<br>
 
3rd party manufacturers also make notebook 'lifts' to raise a notebooks up from the desk.  These can be used by either Apple or Dell machines, though they offer less utility for the Dells as they have no external connectors.
 
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| Adapters required to connect to projector<br>
 
| A
 
| C
 
| No adapters required for Dells to connect to Middlebury projectors. <br>Apple laptops require a dongle to connect to most Middlebury projectors.
 
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| Compatibility with external displays<br>
 
| B
 
| B
 
| Older dell laptops come with only VGA ports, newer Dell laptops come with VGA and HDMI ports.  <br>Apple computers come with a single port that uses a dongle to attach to VGA, HDMI, or DVI connections.
 
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| Outlook
 
| A
 
| B
 
|
 
Office 2010 for Windows comes with a robust Outlook, while Office 2011 for Mac comes with an Outlook that is a lesser version in comparison.  A minority of users consider a step down from Entourage (Office 2008 for Mac).
 
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| DFS Lists Editing (granting permission to server folders)
 
| A
 
| A-
 
| Macs need to use the Outlook Web Access (WebMail) to edit the lists.
 
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| Banner INB <br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D
 
|  Some of INB works on Macs, but it is limited and not officially supported.
 
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| Hyperion<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| F<br>
 
| Hyperion will not run on Macs; would need to use remote desktop.
 
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| Native file server support<br>
 
| A
 
| B
 
| Both the Mac & Windows Operating Systems can connect to Middlebury's file servers, though some delay has been noticed in the Mac OS as it navigates highly populated folders.
 
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| Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint<br>
 
| A
 
| C
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Support for specialized applications (e.g. common chemistry/physics software)<br>
 
| A
 
| C-<br>
 
| &nbsp;See list at bottom of page
 
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| Built-in, free, secure remote support:<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| B-<br>
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| R25<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| D<br>
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Internet Explorer<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| C+<br>
 
| &nbsp;A lot of functionality requiring a web browser can be done with Safari or Firefox on a Mac.
 
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| Built-in, free video editing app<br>
 
| B-<br>
 
| A<br>
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Built-in, free, easy video DVD creation
 
| F&nbsp;
 
| A
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs
 
| A
 
| A
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Free photo/graphics software<br>
 
| A
 
| B-
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Free screen video capture
 
| A
 
| C
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Viruses
 
| F
 
| A
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs
 
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F
 
 
 
| B-
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Susceptible to SPAM, phishing
 
| F
 
| F&nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Proofing tools
 
| A
 
| B-
 
| PC: 40+, Mac: 18
 
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| Can run legacy software
 
| A
 
| C
 
| Apple regularly removes support for old applications. Microsoft regularly supports even extremely old applications.
 
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| OCR software
 
| A
 
| B-
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Computer Games
 
| A
 
| B
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Accidental Damage Protection
 
| &nbsp;A
 
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&nbsp;F
 
 
 
| Full Accidental Damage Protection from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers.&nbsp;&nbsp;None from Apple.
 
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| Support outside Middlebury
 
| A
 
| B-
 
| &nbsp;
 
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| Ease of switching to this platform
 
| B
 
| B
 
| &nbsp;
 
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*Macs can run Windows, and this is an option for running PC only programs. However, this can be daunting if you've never used a PC with Windows. Running Windows on your Mac does not make the Windows side immune to viruses (i.e. you probably will run into the same problems that PC/Windows users have). Running two operating systems does put extra pressure on your Mac (it may be slower when they are both running) and &nbsp;you may run out of space sooner (this shouldn't be a common problem with newer Macs).
 
*Not available for Macs: MS&nbsp;Access, MS Publisher, MS OneNote, Minitab, LabVIEW, Sonar, applications needed for running scientific instruments, Allele A1, ATLAS.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>
 
 
 
[[Category:Mac]]
 
[[Category:Windows]]
 
[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
 
[[Category:Public Search]]
 

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