Is Apple becoming the new technology leader over Microsoft? I guess that is like comparing, well, Apples and Oranges, but the world of Apple is invading all of our lives more and more everyday. I’m not saying that is a bad thing at all to have Apple push Microsoft out of the way a bit. This is more of an observation.
I am not a huge Apple devote, but I am feeling the Appleness coming in to my world. The other day my Apple update software popped up and asked it if could install Safari. What the heck is up with that? I do have iTunes but I’m not sure what that has to do with getting Safari pushed to me because. Sounds a bit like a Microsoft tactic to me, but then again it worked and I did download it. Looks like pretty cool software, but still, can apple push anything to my PC as long as I have something else Apple on it?
Another Appleness adventure in my world is that my office adopted its first Apple computer. We picked up an Apple Mac Mini to check and start learning since more and more of our clients are picking up Apple’s and asking us for support. If you have never seen a Mac Mini you should check it out. It is about the size of an external hard drive (6 inches by 6 inches, by 3 inches or thereabouts), very quite, and peppy. We have it plugged in to our videoconferencing flat screen and it looks amazing on the screen and is so small you do not even notice it. way better than a clunky PC.
Our technology management platform now works with Mac’s so we can help our client’s Mac users and manage them just like we do with Windows devices. Of course it took us quite a while just to figure out how to eject the CD from our Mac Mini’s drive and do other simple things, but we finally figured it out. The amazing thing was that we pretty much plugged it in and while searching for the network setting to configure it, by the time we found the area it was already configured and downloading updates. Pretty cool.
Now if I could just figure out how to install a program on the thing I might actually start using it for myself.