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Apple Mac / IOS

DeanDean Experienced MentorDevonRegistered Posts: 646
Away from work I'm a bit of an Apple geek! I only wish I could get a Mac into my work life!

Does anyone use a Mac? Do you use it for anything work related? Do you come up against software problems?

PCs and networks really are a pain in the ar$e!

Regards

Dean

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  • stefanborostefanboro Well-Known Registered Posts: 187
    Dean wrote: »
    Away from work I'm a bit of an Apple geek! I only wish I could get a Mac into my work life!

    Does anyone use a Mac? Do you use it for anything work related? Do you come up against software problems?

    PCs and networks really are a pain in the ar$e!

    Regards

    Dean

    I have never and will never use a MAC - however I know an accountant who does and apparently there is something called bootcamp that allows most windows only software to work on MACs? No idea. You probably already know about it.
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    stefanboro wrote: »
    I have never and will never use a MAC - however I know an accountant who does and apparently there is something called bootcamp that allows most windows only software to work on MACs? No idea. You probably already know about it.

    I really don't like the idea of running windows software on a MAC, there must be increased risks of crashing and even your accounting databases going corrupt.
  • ademooreademoore Well-Known Registered Posts: 146
    DualBoot - Fusion

    My hubby has a MAC and also requires some usage of windows on it, so he installed FUSION which allows a dual boot when you load up the computer. It works really well and he hasnt had any problems with it!

    There are other alternatives, but i can only vouch for Fusion. :001_smile:
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    As the majority of my clients use Macs I need to have one in the office.

    I use Bootcamp to run Windows on the Mac and no problems as yet but it's a complete faff to set up. All kinds of software driver issues to resolve.

    I can't really use the Mac as my main machine until all our tax/payroll/accounts software runs via a web browser. It's just too much effort to make everything work under both systems for not a huge amount of gain.
  • DeanDean Experienced Mentor DevonRegistered Posts: 646
    Thanks for the replies.
    I can't really use the Mac as my main machine until all our tax/payroll/accounts software runs via a web browser. It's just too much effort to make everything work under both systems for not a huge amount of gain.

    Yeah this is where I am with it.

    Macs are more expensive but with so much less maintenance worth it. Just a shame Macs don't seem to be recognised by accounting software developers. :(

    Regards

    Dean
  • FingersanFingersan Feels At Home Registered Posts: 84
    Hi Dean

    I have a Mac at home and connect remotely to the office using Logmein. Not an ideal solution, but it works ok for me.

    Regards
  • DeanDean Experienced Mentor DevonRegistered Posts: 646
    Fingersan wrote: »
    Hi Dean

    I have a Mac at home and connect remotely to the office using Logmein. Not an ideal solution, but it works ok for me.

    Regards

    Hi

    This is what I was doing. However, I've since sold my iMAC as I can't warrant a c£1,600 computer sat there used for logmein! Best computer I've ever had... gone :(

    Regards

    Dean
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