Linked by Stuart MacKenzie on Wed 2nd Jul 2003 18:31 UTC
Apple Are you a long time Windows user curious about the Apple Switch campaign? Are you wondering if you should try it? Read below for my experience with the whole thing... twice. Just over a week ago I purchased a new 12" Apple PowerBook G4...
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by anon on Wed 2nd Jul 2003 22:36 UTC

I am a Mac system administrator and have never come across files not being able to be deleted from the desktop unless they were locked... but thats an easy fix... just get-info on the file and unlock it.

I'm sure it was something simple like that.

Oh quit trolling, you're intentionally turning people off Macs. For the record, I had a similar problem where I couldn't clear the Trash because some files refused to be deleted. This was under 10.2.

Obviously, you have to give a new OS some time. Mac is probably at the point where it can be recommended for businesses. Following advantages:

- Not too many apps. This is actually a good thing for businesses.
- 1 mouse button. This makes training easier.
- Nicer appearance by default. This increases morale.
- Less variable. Saves admin costs.
- Reasonable to program for. You can make inhouse apps.

The thing to watch out for is networking, networking, and networking. I don't think it's hard at all, but you need to do little test runs. Even among only Windows machines, voodoo is often needed. I've had frustrating anomalies with integrating a Mac into a Windows/Linux network.