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    Question Mac Resources for Windows Technicians

    The Head declared there shall be Macs, so lo there shall be Macs. Only a few of them to start with fortunately and no school iDevices as yet.

    Can anyone recommend any training resources for technicians with experience on Windows, but little on Macs? Websites, books, training, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jollity View Post
    The Head declared there shall be Macs, so lo there shall be Macs.
    Another sound business decision the taxpayer will be footing the bill for whilst the Head retires on his/her inflation proof pension....

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    Another sound business decision the taxpayer will be footing the bill for whilst the Head retires on his/her inflation proof pension....
    How can you judge without knowing the ins and outs. If used properly they can be brill for Music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    How can you judge without knowing the ins and outs. If used properly they can be brill for Music.
    Cant argue that point at all!
    I really have nothing against MACs used in the environments where they excel and are by far the best tool for the job.
    Likewise, there are plenty of Mac loving Techies (many who lurk here) who can make them do whatever they want them to.
    What I really despise are those MAC advocates that campaign to get Macs adopted into an already well estabished Wintel Environment then spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to make them emulate a PC to run SIMs on!
    Why spend £600 on a PC when you can spend £1200 on a MAC you know it makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    What I really despise are those MAC advocates that campaign to get Macs adopted into an already well estabished Wintel Environment then spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to make them emulate a PC to run SIMs on!
    Why spend £600 on a PC when you can spend £1200 on a MAC you know it makes sense.
    I know how you feel.

    I personally use a Mac at home. But at work i am yet be convinced. We will be getting them in the new build, i am sure i will miss the ability to manage to clients like you can with Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I know how you feel.

    I personally use a Mac at home. But at work i am yet be convinced. We will be getting them in the new build, i am sure i will miss the ability to manage to clients like you can with Windows.
    Our Head of ICT bought an iPad over the weekend and thinks they're wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeswax View Post
    Our Head of ICT bought an iPad over the weekend and thinks they're wonderful.
    Makes both of us then :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Makes both of us then :P
    FN-GM and I work at the same school, though he's on a course this week, and I thought that this information might brighten his day a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    Another sound business decision the taxpayer will be footing the bill for whilst the Head retires on his/her inflation proof pension....
    I am certainly not opposed in principle to getting Macs in. There would be value in offering the students experience of a different environment. I would have been supportive if we were getting a batch of 5 or so to do music or video editing, etc. Unfortunately, the head decided on an unhappy compromise of slotting a couple into an existing Windows suite, which I think will result in them running Windows most of the time.

    Thank you for the list of links Arther, that should keep me busy for a while.

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