Difference between revisions of "Mac vs PC"
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*Not available for Macs: MS Access, MS Publisher
*Not available for Macs: MS Access, MS Publisher, Express (USA Express), GenMAPP, IGOR Pro, TeXnic Center, KaleidaGraph, Logic Works<br><br>Not available for PCs: Final Cut Suite (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio, Motion, Color, etc), iWork (Pages, Keynote, Calc), iLife (iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand).<br>
Revision as of 15:47, 4 April 2019
Functions are graded A to F, A being highest. It's expected that details for each grade will be added.
|Notebook docking stations
||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.|
Apple does not create docks for their laptops. After market docking stations for Apple laptops are model specific and LIS doesn't provide them.
|Adapters required to connect to projector
||A||C||No adapters required for Dells to connect to Middlebury projectors. |
Apple laptops require a dongle to connect to most Middlebury projectors.
|Compatibility with external displays
||B||B||Older dell laptops come with only VGA ports, newer Dell laptops come with VGA and HDMI ports. |
Apple computers come with a single port that uses a dongle to attach to VGA, HDMI, or DVI connections.
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).
|DFS Lists Editing (granting permission to server folders)||A||A-||Macs need to use the Outlook Web Access (WebMail) to edit the lists.|
||D||Some of INB works on Macs, but it is limited and not officially supported.|
||Hyperion will not run on Macs; would need to use remote desktop.|
|Native file server support
||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.|
|Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint
|Support for specialized applications (e.g. common chemistry/physics software)
||See list at bottom of page|
|Built-in, free, secure remote support:
||A lot of functionality requiring a web browser can be done with Safari or Firefox on a Mac.|
|Built-in, free video editing app
|Built-in, free, easy video DVD creation||F||A|
|Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs||A||A|
|Free photo/graphics software
|Free screen video capture||A||C|
|Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs||
|Susceptible to SPAM, phishing||F||F|
|Proofing tools||A||B-||PC: 40+, Mac: 18|
|Can run legacy software||A||C||Apple regularly removes support for old applications. Microsoft regularly supports even extremely old applications.|
|Accidental Damage Protection||A||
|Full Accidental Damage Protection available 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, Express (USA Express), GenMAPP, IGOR Pro, TeXnic Center, KaleidaGraph, Logic Works
Not available for PCs: Final Cut Suite (Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio, Motion, Color, etc), iWork (Pages, Keynote, Calc), iLife (iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand).