Ibm Finally Goes Apple.

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  1. big daddy

    big daddy Well-Known Member

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    LOL

    Is Big Blue now Big Red?
     
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    In before the h8.

    Actually, more like waiting for our resident Scandinavian to chime in on how macs suck, despite what the article says.
     
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    Beside the main subject...
    Apple and IBM worked together in the past, like on the defunct PowerPC architecture.

    BTW, "Big Red" is Honda, at least in motorcycle circles...!
    I never understood why they picked the blue logo theme for the automotive division.
     

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    Perhaps if IBM hired smarter people they would not have to worry about users getting confused...
     
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    Yawn...
     
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    Yup, this is old news (in a sense). I worked IT for 5 yrs in a mixed mac/PC small site and saw it first hand. It doesn't matter that Macs save costs, the companies don't care. I still don't understand why companies steadfastly refuse to acknowledge the cost savings of another viable desktop alternative.
     
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    It's viable - to a point. I'm no Mac hater, I actually started on one in '86 or so, but they do some things well and others not so much.

    From a corporate IT perspective, there's lots of apps that won't run on them, they can kinda "join" an Active Directory domain environment, but require lots of hand holding and sometimes third party tools for some of the policy stuff to work correctly. Patching them can be an issue, and despite a VERY delusional popular myth, they ARE VERY susceptible to malware and getting zero day signature updates and patches tends to take longer. And then there's a good sized portion of the user base that while is satirical cliche - that cliche is rooted in truth. So yeah, a lot of IT guys hate them.
     
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    I think this is more in line with NOT giving business to direct competition to a lot of their business platform sales.
     
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    The other thing about Apple that I find hilarious is that while they are a favorite of the leftists, those leftists give Apple a complete pass on:

    A. Being an "evil" corporation
    and
    B. Their keeping of billions in profits overseas to avoid US corporate taxes when said leftists demonize other "evil corporation" for doing the same thing (which is just smart business).
     
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    I love Apple - as in my iphone and ipad... I've never used a Mac computer, but in the engineering world, Macs don't really exist. None of the cutting edge 3-d design software that I'm familiar with even offers an apple version... AutoCAD is available, but Revit isn't, and that's becoming the new industry standard in construction and consulting engineering...
     
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    big daddy Well-Known Member

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    I know that IBM and Apple have held hands in the past I just found the article amusing. IBM nearly dominated the market at one time and was in the process of putting everyone else out of business (including Apple). Now, they buy them to save money in support costs.

    And yes tonray... maybe they should hire smarter people.

    I've been a Mac guy since the SE and I've had 1 issue with Malware. No need to wipe and reinstall though as a quick fix was found. Just my experience and YMMV.
     
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    I've been a Mac guys since the first iMac. At home and at work. Don't think I can recall a single malware incident.

    The last two tech guys at my agency came in as PC-lovers/Mac-haters. They both turned into Mac-lovers and now both own Macs at home (although one also has a high-powered PC for gaming).
     

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