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Here's a presentation I gave for ETC at Missouri State University. It's for Mac users on campus — it can be difficult to connect to campus resources or to get all the resources you need to run a Mac ...

Here's a presentation I gave for ETC at Missouri State University. It's for Mac users on campus — it can be difficult to connect to campus resources or to get all the resources you need to run a Mac on campus. This presentation takes a few steps to help remedy that.

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  • Last year: dual-booting <br /> Covers that but goes beyond it <br /> Don&#x2019;t need Windows to accomplish everything!
  • Out in the lab I get varying degrees of frustration from patrons
  • First level: absolute insanity <br /> In a rush? Hate Macs?
  • Next: regular Windows user <br /> Can&#x2019;t get around on Macs? Have to use one for class?
  • Next: new Mac owners get this <br /> Somebody just sitting down at a Mac <br /> Overwhelmed?
  • You&#x2019;ve got your Mac, you&#x2019;ve used it for a while <br /> Most campus is Windows-centric: computers, file servers, printers, labs <br /> Some Mac instructions exist (more than before)
  • Total Mac geek: mastered everything <br /> Ready to oust Jobs as CEO
  • BRIEF history <br /> Touch on some myths that should be set straight <br /> Overcome the Mac/Windows deal <br /> Please interrupt me &#x2014; flows better with q&#x2019;s
  • Sweet Mac OS &#x2014; general look didn&#x2019;t change for about years
  • Sweet Windows OS: looked like this until 3.0, then again revamped in 95; motif is the same with Win95 as it is today in Win7
  • In brief, Microsoft has the upper hand because they sell to large businesses: major clients
  • Apple is working its way into Corporate America&#x2019;s hearts and minds
  • They can exist rather peacefully on campus <br /> They can do everything you need them to do &#x2014; and even more <br /> If you have a Mac, you can tackle anything
  • Gonna cover some of my favorite myths about Mac and Windows together <br /> Most used to be true; roots in pre-OS X days
  • Get this a lot in the lab: most file formats work peacefully <br /> If you use a Mac program to make something, you can easily export that work into a cross-platform format
  • Macs can work just fine with Windows <br /> Apple was first to market with TCP/IP system
  • Like every computer: prone to crashes <br /> Crashes less because hardware & software is picked by Apple (think if Dell made their own OS)
  • No longer the closed, one-track systems they used to be <br /> OS X is an advanced UNIX-03 OS with tons of under-the-hood nerd potential
  • Apple Tax: they&#x2019;re too much money for what they are <br /> When you price out Macs and, say, a Dell, Macs are often cheaper <br /> Apple doesn&#x2019;t compete in the low end with Dell and other PC makers
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • New mouse <br /> Left and right click: left and right sides of the mouse <br /> Trackpad: left and right sides, two-finger tap/click
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • Tons of apps: just a few <br /> Most Mac apps are downloaded/licensed online, unlike boxed Windows software <br /> MacUpdate, iusethis, Macworld, even Google
  • The meat of the presentation <br /> When you can&#x2019;t find what you&#x2019;re wanting to run, just run another OS
  • You can have Apple <br /> with Windows <br /> even a Linux or BSD system <br /> Intel chips run it all
  • You can have Apple <br /> with Windows <br /> even a Linux or BSD system <br /> Intel chips run it all
  • You can have Apple <br /> with Windows <br /> even a Linux or BSD system <br /> Intel chips run it all
  • You can have Apple <br /> with Windows <br /> even a Linux or BSD system <br /> Intel chips run it all
  • If any of you are familiar with Tron Guy
  • One of the most popular: run Mac and another OS at same time <br /> VMware Fusion at v3, Parallels at v4 <br /> Try VirtualBox, if you like it, try VMware: I recommend it <br /> Students can get license for $40 online or bookstore
  • Don&#x2019;t need a copy of Windows to run Windows apps <br /> Darwine is free, CrossOver is not <br /> CrossOver is much more polished and easy to use than simply WINE
  • Boot Camp: need to play games? Apple supplies drivers, you supply OS
  • Many of these are on helpdesk website
  • Adding printers: SMB for PaperCut
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)
  • Apple-K shortcut <br /> Use SMB for Windows print shares (usually)

Being a Mac in a Windows World Being a Mac in a Windows World Presentation Transcript

  • BEING A MAC IN A WINDOWS WORLD Have all the capabilities of both operating systems — and get stuff done
  • WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE TODAY • You’ll get a brief history of war • We’ll debunk some myths and misconceptions about Macs and Windows • We’ll discuss ways to conquer the cross-platform barrier • I’ll reveal ways to perform common Windows tasks, but in Mac OS X • You should interject with comments or questions at any time, because I tend to blather too much
  • DON’T BLAME THE CAMPUS: BLAME APPLE • 1980s: Apple was first with Mac OS (’84), Windows came second (’85) • Microsoft pitched to businesses, Apple pitched to... nerds and fans • Oh, and I guess newspapers, creative services, and graphic designers • Businesses prospered with Microsoft’s business-oriented server software and clients • Apple tanked until the iMac (and iPod) came out • Thus, Microsoft had the world, and Apple was trying to win home consumers back
  • THE CIVIL COMPUTER RIGHTS MOVEMENT • Long history of non-interoperability non-in-ter-op-er-a-bil-i-ty: (adjective) 1. when Apple and Microsoft get in a fight, they break things for consumers 2. the degree to which things don’t work together • Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard (OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6) bring us closer to harmony, cooperation, integration, world peace • Snow Leopard can log into Active Directory, connect to Windows file shares, even work with Microsoft Exchange right out of the box
  • WHAT MACS CAN DO (THAT YOU MAYBE DIDN’T KNOW THEY COULD DO) • Boot up • Connect to Missouri State’s Wi-Fi • Print to Missouri State’s lab printers • Access Magenta, BEAR1, CISLABS, etc. • Run (some) Windows applications almost natively • Run Windows, Linux
  • WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS TRUE (DEBUNKING SOME MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS)
  • IF I MAKE THIS ON A MAC, I WON’T BE ABLE TO OPEN IT ON A WINDOWS PC. • If the software is on both Mac and Windows, file formats work peacefully • If the software is Mac-only (GarageBand, iMovie, etc), then the file is Mac-only • Unless, of course, you export to MP3/AAC or QuickTime • Common file formats are the same on both platforms, too • TXT, RTF, JPEG, WAV, MP3, AVI, MOV, etc.
  • MACS & PCS ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT, THUS I CAN’T NETWORK THEM TOGETHER. • Left over from the ‘AppleTalk days’ where Macs had a different protocol • Macs use the same connection protocols that Windows computers do • Link Macs to Windows printers, share files between Mac/Windows computers • Happy coexistence on home, work, public networks
  • MACS DON’T CRASH, EVER. • Crash a lot less than their Windows-based counterparts, but they still crash • Based on BSD code, a UNIX variant (been around for longer than Windows) • Apple makes the OS and hand-picks the hardware it runs on • Thus, drivers (common source of Windows crashes) are usually developed by Apple • Crashes still happen; all hardware fails at some point • Always back up your data, no matter what computer you’re on
  • MACS ARE FOR PEOPLE THAT DON’T KNOW HOW TO USE COMPUTERS. • They sure can be, but doesn’t mean they’re made specifically for that demographic • Great for the power user: get things done quickly with minimal effort • Great for the über-nerd: UNIX 03 certified, full access to terminal/shell commands • Used by IT professionals, web designers, faculty, students, and kindergartners alike
  • MACS HAVE AN ‘APPLE TAX.’ WHY PAY MORE FOR A COMPUTER? • Apple competes in the mid- to higher-end hardware market; no stripped-down low-cost model is available • Mac mini cost difference is slight, if any • Higher-end Mac Pro cost difference is surprising: usually much less expensive than a Dell with identical specs • All Macs come with full-featured operating system; Microsoft charges way more for their highest-featured OS edition, the ‘ultimate’ • Total cost of ownership also much lower; also usually less extra ‘required’ software to buy
  • MACS CAN’T RIGHT-CLICK.
  • MACS CAN’T RIGHT-CLICK.
  • MACS CAN’T RIGHT-CLICK. • Macs used to have one mouse button • No longer true: desktop Macs come with the Magic Mouse which do left- and right-clicks • Mac laptops have finger gesture right- clicks (two fingers on trackpad & click) • Macs have always had ‘control-click’ contextual menu
  • THERE’S HARDLY ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FOR MACS. • Definitely not true: most common modern applications have Mac versions, or alternatives are available • Microsoft Office, SPSS, Firefox, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Earth... way too many to numerate here • Windows Media Center > Front Row • Microsoft Visio > OmniGraffle
  • THERE’S HARDLY ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FOR MACS. • Definitely not true: most common modern applications have Mac versions, or alternatives are available • Microsoft Office, SPSS, Firefox, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Earth... way too many to numerate here • Windows Media Center > Front Row • Microsoft Visio > OmniGraffle
  • RUNNING WINDOWS ON YOUR MAC (HOW TO SETUP YOUR CROSS-PLATFORM COMPUTER)
  • VIRTUALIZATION • Run Mac OS X, another ‘guest’ OS side-by-side • More resource-intensive; requires lots of RAM (about 4GB for painless performance) • VMware Fusion: 800-lbs gorilla of virtualization technologies • Parallels Desktop: newcomer, also loaded with great features • Sun VirtualBox: free, open-source virtualization; great on a tight wallet
  • WINE (WINDOWS EMULATION) • Uses Windows APIs and patchwork to run applications ‘natively’ within OS X • Many popular programs work with WINE • Darwine for OS X is free WINE setup • CrossOver is commercialized WINE, offers support for programs, games
  • BOOT CAMP • Divide the hard drive, install Windows/Linux in its own partition • Full-blown Windows installation; Apple supports this with its own drivers • Easily switch between the two by rebooting • Can’t have them both open at the same time • Compatible with the most software
  • MULTI-OS MEDIATION (OR, HOW MAC & WINDOWS CAN GET ALONG)
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: PRINTING • Connecting to campus printers • Script available at desk for Meyer printing • Connects via SMB with user credentials: smb://user:pass@sgf/hippo.missouristate.edu/PRINT-QUEUE
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: PRINTING • Connecting to campus printers • Script available at desk for Meyer printing • Connects via SMB with user credentials: smb://user:pass@sgf/hippo.missouristate.edu/PRINT-QUEUE
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA • Connecting to Magenta web folders • In Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server...
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA • Connecting to Magenta web folders • In Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server... • Type in SMB path for Magenta smb://magenta.missouristate.edu/
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA • Connecting to Magenta web folders • In Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server... • Type in SMB path for Magenta smb://magenta.missouristate.edu/ • Punch in username/password, confirm, then choose “web”
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA • Connecting to Magenta web folders • In Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server... • Type in SMB path for Magenta smb://magenta.missouristate.edu/ • Punch in username/password, confirm, then choose “web”
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA • Connecting to Magenta web folders • In Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server... • Type in SMB path for Magenta smb://magenta.missouristate.edu/ • Punch in username/password, confirm, then choose “web” • Works for most university file servers (CISLABS, BEAR1, etc)
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: MAGENTA • Connecting to Magenta web folders • In Finder, choose Go > Connect to Server... • Type in SMB path for Magenta smb://magenta.missouristate.edu/ • Punch in username/password, confirm, then choose “web” • Works for most university file servers (CISLABS, BEAR1, etc) • Shortcut to web folder: smb://magenta.missouristate.edu/web/k/kreeger545
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: VPN • Connecting to VPN in Snow Leopard is simple • Open System Preferences > Network • Add new network connection, VPN/Cisco IPSec • Server address: 146.7.4.26 • Account name: private ID • Authentication settings... • Shared secret: missouristate • Group name: MS
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: VPN • Without Snow Leopard, access Passport • http://passport.missouristate.edu/ • Browser helps to install Cisco VPN application • Asks for username/password, then uses Java to download and install app
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: LIVE @ EDU • Using Apple Mail • Go to Mail > Preferences > Accounts • Click + icon • Fill out username, Live@EDU address, password • Settings should match the right: username is privateID@live.missouristate.edu
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: LIVE @ EDU • Using Apple Mail • Outgoing mail server should be pod51000.outlook.com • Make sure to use authentication; same settings as previous screen • Continue, confirm, and you’re set
  • CAMPUS RESOURCES: EXCHANGE 2007 (SNOW LEOPARD ONLY) • Dead simple in Snow Leopard to setup • In Apple Mail Preferences > Accounts • Add new Exchange 2007 account • Incoming mail server: bearmail.missouristate.edu • Username: sgfprivateID • Allows you to access Exchange calendars, global address book using iCal/Address Book
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