Middlebury

Mac vs PC

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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).