[thelist] Switching back to Mac

Debes, Brandon bdebes at bellarmine.edu
Wed Oct 27 07:57:50 CDT 2004

> I guess my question is, do any of you do real work in both 
> environments, and if  so,  what are some of the 
> drawbacks/advantages vs. staying with one platform.

My single biggest challenge is calendaring.  I am a Mac user in an all
Windows environment.  With all the steps Apple has taken to make OS X
usable in a MSFT world, it's not as bad as you'd think.  SMB/CIFS
support is great, Mail.app plays well with Exchange (the mail side),

But I can't work here without access to my Exchange calendar, and
support there is spotty.  There are third party apps to integrate iCal
with Exchange, but they aren't great.  I solve this by keeping a Safari
tab pointed to our Outlook Web Access site, and manage my schedule in

Otherwise, you should be fine these days.  Admittedly that wasn't nearly
as true in the pre-OS X days.

> Also looking for general thoughts on doing flash and php work 
> on a Mac.

Like you said, it's hard to find anything as nice as BBEdit.  And that's
even truer with some of the new features in version 8.


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