Using Mac Vs windows in a windows 2003 network
Posted on 2006-06-22
Our company had windows 2003 servers and Windows XP Pc’s and laptops. We have two office in different part of the town. One with 10 users and another one with 35. Each site has it’s own domain controllers. Lately, there has been a talk of changing all PC laptops and desktops to Macs . This is because some people in the company have persuaded the IT coordinator that the Mac is a much better option because it’s much more stable then the PCs that we use now. As the Administrator , I know that this is a not a good options because we will lose the many network management capabilities of the servers if we use the Macs. Some suggest that we use programs such as the Microsoft Virtual PC which is a windows XP emulator on OS X operating system .
So, Please suggest the advantages of staying with windows XP PC’s with our 2003 servers . Also, we are planning to use internal exchange servers for email very soon.