On 9 Mar 2010, at 14:11, Kevin Philp wrote:
> Maybe I should rephrase the question: We are thinking of getting some Mac laptops - they seem to be popular with the laptop users here. I know nothing about Macs, never used one, hardly ever seen one, but I understand I can connect it into my Linux network, authenticate from NIS and load files from NFS4 - is this correct or am I going to head into a whole tonne of mess?
Mac laptops work really nicely - in particular their sleep support and Wifi networking work much better than any version of Linux I ever used. And they can authenticate via NIS and mount drives from an NFS server. However, as you're talking about laptops, one question is what happens when you're away from the office? Are the laptops a shared resource, or will they be allocated to one person? How much experience do you have managing OS-X? (Yes, it usually 'just works' but when you're adding in NFS and NIS, some assembly will be required) Really, if all you actually need to do is run MS Office, CrossOver Office is probably going to be the easiest thing. However, I suspect there is some lusting after the shiny going on here . ..
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