Re: Always known
You mentioned "malware, hardware and o/s problems", period, Those are hardly details. Mac has hard drives, NICs, etc just like Wintel. As far as malware, same as always, not enough install base to interest the bad guys yet. I rarely get support calls with those problems, so what is 40% less than next to nothing? I'm already one person, how you going to put 60% of me in place if we run Macs?
As far as bias, I'm a developer for IBM's i5 server (formally AS400), I have no love for Windows. But I know the software we use here, including IBM's own Client Access to provide 5250 connectivity, runs on Linux and Win, not Mac. We use Infor's ERP LX (formally BPCS), it does not run on Mac. I don't believe SAP even runs on Macs.
Maybe you can tell me what you use instead of Group Policy and Active Directory on all these Macs? Does a Mac make DHCP go away?
If there is one company in world who could get by without Windows, it's IBM. Funny how they never decided to make this move until this "partnership" with Apple. What surprised me was they were running Windows at all and not Linux, who they are huge supporters of. If you don't see this as IBM marketing that partnership, period, then I've got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
Macs are great for consumers because that's where Apple has always wanted them. This BS from IBM doesn't change that overnight. When Apple starts making servers, then maybe I'll believe they care about enterprise.