Middlebury

Mac vs PC

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A plus (+) is generally good and positive.

Function
PC
Mac
Docking station available:
+
-
Adapters required to connect to projector:
+ (no adapters required)
- (1-2 adapters required)
Outlook:
+
-
INB supported:
+
very limited
Hyperion supported:
+
-
Native file server support:
+
limited
Can embed flash/shockwave media in PowerPoint:
+
-
Common chemistry/physics software supported:
+
-
Support for most specialized applications*:
+
-
Built-in secure remote support:
+
-
R25 supported
+
-
Internet Explorer supported:
+
-
Easy video editing
partial
+
Easy Video DVD creation - +
Easy burning of music, or data CDs and DVDs + +
Free photo/graphics software
+ limited
Free screen video capture + -
Viruses some
Can spread viruses to other Macs and PCs Yes some
Susceptible to SPAM, phishing Equally Equally
Proofing tools 40+ 18
Can run legacy software Yes very limited
OCR software Many Limited
Computer Games Many Some
Accidental Damage Protection Full support from Dell for fac/staff laptop computers None from Apple


  • 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).