mac –vs- pc

Home Side By Side Test

So in the new office, they are about 50% Mac, 50% PC.  Being a part of the A&M University, it’s not likely i can convince them to go 100% PC so if you can’t beat them, figure them out.  I got my first Mac last friday and spent the weekend trying to figure this thing out.  So far i’ve learned about the Dock, Time Warp, Finder, Apple Mail, and safari.  I also got to learn about installing the OS.  Then i didn’t know the previous owners password so i found out about Single User Mode (thanks Jonny), come to find out if you boot in Single User Mode you get a linux prompt!  Hey.. i know linux.  So back to a familiar command prompt and a few lines later, we had the user name discovered and the password changed. 

I ran protools on it (because they say it works better on a mac) it does. 

The wifi autodetect is pretty slick. 

But..

the exchange integration only works with 2007,

I imported two videos side by side.  (pictured above) One of a PC and one on a Mac, the mac took longer because it wanted to build tons of thumbnails.  I don’t want thumbnails, i let my editing program do that. 

The updates took a while.  The appear to be coming from akamai and i was about to do a blanket block of akamai at the office only come to find out all of this traffic to akamai was mac updates.

So.. i’m putting in an order for mac server.  See how well these things can be tamed.  I’m curious.