Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2007 10:59 UTC, submitted by PowerMacX
Mac OS X Apple posted a Leopard guided tour video, in the same format as the earlier iPhone and iPod Touch guided tours. It mentions the new Finder, stacks, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, and so on. In Quicktime, of course.
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RE[7]: Re
by kozo on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 03:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Re"
kozo
Member since:
2006-02-02

I second you on that one. I have here at the office an HP Compaq nx9420 and I am on my third one right now. The first one has a total disk failure, the 2nd one has keys not properly tacked down and heres hoping the 3rd one don't die on me. I kinda wish my company bought Macs, but the MS IT engineers will protest on that one for sure.

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RE[8]: Re
by kaiwai on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 03:39 in reply to "RE[7]: Re"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I second you on that one. I have here at the office an HP Compaq nx9420 and I am on my third one right now. The first one has a total disk failure, the 2nd one has keys not properly tacked down and heres hoping the 3rd one don't die on me. I kinda wish my company bought Macs, but the MS IT engineers will protest on that one for sure.


This is the big dirty secret. Imagine your company went 100% Mac - you wouldn't need as many IT people - people could fix their own problems without the need of having the IT person on site all the time.

This is the same battle which Linux/Solaris is fighting on the server space. If you can purchase a server loaded with Solaris and consolidate several Windows servers into a single Solaris one - would the company need as many IT people? Its basically job preservation strategy - nothing to do with using the best technology; everything to do with making sure that they keep the infrastructure in place which justifies their employment.

That is the problem. Lets not get started with the number of pointless applications within organisations; Sharepoint anyone? using exchange purely for a mail server?

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RE[9]: Re
by apoclypse on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 04:41 in reply to "RE[8]: Re"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

I wouldn't go as far as saying that OSX doesn't need technical support (because it does, especially if they use Office2004) but I've experienced very little calls for technical support for Apple users, but these users are usually very technically inclined and are young. I can't say the same about the windows users who are sometimes technically dumb as a post.

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Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

"Go all Mac and you won't need as many people."

Wow - someone that actually knows how companies work. I'm not being sarcastic. This is absolutely true.

Nothing makes IT managers angrier than finding a way that could make half their staff redundant (other than being out sourced). Keep in mind that most of their salary is dependent on how many people report to them and how much each employee makes.

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