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Used as part of panel pitting Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu vs. Snow Leopard, OS Smack-Down! NELA 2009, Hartford, CT. [An oldy, but a goody and most of still true 3 years later, although the pricing has …

Used as part of panel pitting Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu vs. Snow Leopard, OS Smack-Down! NELA 2009, Hartford, CT. [An oldy, but a goody and most of still true 3 years later, although the pricing has started to slide more to Apple's favor and iPads have sure added to the mix too.]

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  • 1. Macs & OS X Apple in the Library NELA Annual Conference - Hartford 2009 Links to this presentation at: del.icio.us/bibliotechy/osx Scott Kehoe, Technology Consultant Northeast Massachusetts Regional Library System (NMRLS) 978-762-4433 x16 / scott@nmrls.org / www.nmrls.org IM: AIM-bibliotechy / MSN-bibliotekky /Yahoo!-biblioteky 1
  • 2. What’s to like about Macs no anti-virus / no anti-spyware / no bloat-ware iLife: GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD built-in two-way firewall / invisible on network EASY set-up for WiFi and networks (even Windows servers!) EASY access to printers, scanners, any peripherals Built-in Mic & Web-Cam for easy tele-conferences (iChat & Skype) PDF support built-in - No Adobe Reader or Adobe updates or Adobe plug-ins! Firefox browser, works just like in Windows & Linux! EASY set up of secure non-Admin public access accounts -Deep Freeze for Mac 2
  • 3. What Librarians Like about Macs “Hey, mom & dad, it’s the same computers we use in school!” “When all the town’s PCs went down with a virus and offices had to close, the public library stayed open, we had Macs” “Truthfully, I've not had to do much with them since plugging them in.” Time is money, less time spent on trouble-shooting, set-up, updating There is just one version of OS X - No Home version - No Ultimate version no 47(!?) digit product keys Marketing Appeal - perception of Library’s tech savvy 3
  • 4. Myths Fact ANY mouse works, full right-click compatibility right-click mouse even on Mac one-button touch pads! Mac Office fully compatible with Windows incompatible Office files / CDs / DVDs Office. CDs & DVDs burn to universal standards for Mac, Win, Linux tons of FREEware & more Windows apps not as much software or FREEware being made available to OS X go to: http://www.apple.com/downloads/ since January 2006 all Macs use Intel chips, they use a different processor & hardware hardware is the same as a PC But, it’s still a Windows world! ... so there’s virtualization software ... Apple Boot Camp ~ Parallels ~ VMware 4
  • 5. Price comparisons Dell vs Mac - what’s included or free* Dell PC Apple Mac Dell Massachusetts Apple State & Local online store Store Government Store AVG Free & Windows free AV ClamXAV & iAntiVirus Defender office suite Open Office Open Office Photo Editing Picasa iPhoto & Picasa Video Editing MovieMaker iMovie & QuickTime X DVD / video disk editor Roxio iDVD iPod / iPhone iTunes iTunes management 5
  • 6. Dell vs Mac - 13” laptop Dell Vostro 1320 MacBook Intel 2.2 Core 2 Duo Intel 2.13 Core 2 Duo 2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM 160 GB HD 160 GB HD NVIDIA® GeForce 9300M GS 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB WiFi a/g/n - bluetooth - 8x DVD-RW DL WiFi a/g/n - bluetooth - 8x DVD-RW DL Windows Vista Ultimate OS X Snow Leopard $1,159.26 $949.00 6
  • 7. Dell vs Mac - 15” laptop Latitude E6500 MacBook Pro Intel 2.53 Core 2 Duo Intel 2.53 Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM 4 GB RAM 250 GB HD 250 GB HD NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M - 256GB NVIDIA GeForce 9400M - 256GB WiFi a/g/n - bluetooth - 8x DVD-RW DL WiFi a/g/n - bluetooth - 8x DVD-RW DL Windows Vista Ultimate OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard $1,576.66 (-$22.34) $1,599.00 7
  • 8. Dell vs Mac - desktop NO monitor OptiPlex 760 Ultra Small Form Factor Mac Mini Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz Intel 2.26 Core 2 Duo 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM 160 GB HD 120 GB HD Integrated Intel Video GMA 4500 NVIDIA GeForce 9400M - 128MB 8x DVD-RW WiFi a/g/n - bluetooth - 8x DVD-RW DL Windows Vista Ultimate OS X Snow Leopard $780.82 $684.00 8
  • 9. The Apple Store FREE classes ~ wifi ~ hands-on www.apple.com/retail/storelist Connecticut Massachusetts Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall Boston, Boylston Street Farmington, Westfarms Braintree, South Shore Stamford, Greyrock Place Burlington, Burlington Mall Cambridge, CambridgeSide New Hampshire Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill Mall Salem, Rockingham Park Dedham. legacy Place Hingham, Derby Street Rhode Island Holyoke, Holyoke Street Providence, Providence Place Natick, Natick Collection Peabody, Northshore Mall 9
  • 10. Get Help Apple online forums: http://discussions.apple.com/ Apple listserve - Macs in public libraries - http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/public-libraries Scott’s del.icio.us bookmarks: http://del.icio.us/bibliotechy/OSX Apple Store’s FREE Workshops & Genius bar consulting Find store nearest you and/or set up a FREE appointment. http://www.apple.com/retail/storelist/ Where to Buy & Save GovConnection: https://www.govconnection.com/ipa/home CDWG: http://www.cdwg.com/ Apple online http://store.apple.com/ Special Deals - Closeouts - Refurbished (links on lower left) State & Local Government store (select Government link bottom) also for personal purchases - 5%+ discount 10