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Macs & Os x

May 30, 2018



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    Apple in the Library

    Links to this presentation at:

    Scott Kehoe, Technology ConsultantNortheast Massachusetts Regional Library System (NMRLS)

    978-762-4433 x16 / [email protected] /

    IM: AIM-bibliotechy / MSN-bibliotekky /Yahoo!-biblioteky

    Macs & OS X

    NELA Annual Conference - Hartford 2009


    mailto:[email protected]://[email protected]:[email protected]://
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    Myths Fact

    right-click mouse ANYmouse works, full right-click compatibilityeven on Mac one-button touch pads!

    incompatible Office files / CDs / DVDsMac Office fully compatible with Windows

    Office. CDs & DVDs burn to universalstandards for Mac, Win, Linux

    not as much software or FREEwaretons ofFREEware & Windows-based apps

    available to OS X usersgo to:

    they use a different processor & hardwaresince January 2006 all Macs use Intel chips,

    hardware is the same as a PC

    But, its still a Windows world!

    ... so theres virtualization software ...

    Apple Boot Camp ~ Parallels ~ VMware2
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    Whats to like about Macsno anti-

    virus / no anti-

    spyware / no bloat


    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


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    What Librarians Like about Macs

    Hey, mom & dad, its the same computers we use in school!

    Whenallthe towns PCs went down with a virus and offices had to close, thepublic 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 Librarys tech savvy


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    Price comparisons - Oct.09Dell vs Mac - whats included orfree


    Dell PC Apple Mac

    online storeDell Massachusetts

    StoreApple State & Local

    Government Store

    free AVAVG Free & Windows


    ClamXAV & iAntiVirus

    office suite Open Office Open Office

    Photo Editing Picasa iPhoto & Picasa

    Video Editing MovieMaker iMovie & QuickTime X

    DVD / video disk editor Roxio iDVD

    iPod / iPhonemanagement

    iTunes iTunes


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    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 HDNVIDIA 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


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    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 HDNVIDIA 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


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    Dell vs Mac - desktopNOmonitor

    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 HDIntegrated 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


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    Lets see

    Time Machine (Jing video)Dock - stacks

    Expose F3 orswipe 4 fingers!


    Finder / spacebar preview / coverflow

    Spotlight - skittles

    Parental Controls

    Touch Padmulti-touch

    Universal Access9

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    The Apple StoreFREE classes ~ wifi ~ hands-on


    Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall

    Farmington, WestfarmsStamford, Greyrock Place

    New Hampshire

    Salem, Rockingham Park

    Rhode Island

    Providence, Providence Place


    Boston, Boylston Street

    Braintree, South ShoreBurlington, Burlington Mall

    Cambridge, CambridgeSide

    Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill Mall

    Dedham. legacy Place

    Hingham, Derby Street

    Holyoke, Holyoke Street

    Natick, Natick CollectionPeabody, Northshore Mall

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    Get Help

    Apple online forums:

    Apple listserve - Macs in public libraries -

    Scotts bookmarks:

    Apple Stores FREE Workshops & Genius bar consulting

    Find store nearest you and/or set up a FREE appointment.

    Where to Buy & SaveGovConnection:

    Apple online Deals - Closeouts - Refurbished (links on lower left)State & Local Government store (select Government link bottom)also for personal purchases - 5%+ discount