I have been taking my computer into work the past few days, and decided today it was time to go talk to my system admin. to see what I need to do to put it on the network.
So, I go in to his office, which is mind you literally four feet away from the computer lab where I have taken up residency of late, and say, “If I have a laptop, I could bring it in, right?”
He answers, yes and that is all fine, he just needs to look at it and make sure there is virus software installed and so forth, and then he will set it up to have network access.
Well, my computer is a 15” Titanium Powerbook, you know old school, no light-up keyboard, wireless reception not so good because it is hard to get signals through a titanium shell, been dropped a few too many times, laptop. It is also a mac.
Does it have virus software? No. Will it get a virus? Probably not, no one cares enough to make viruses, and it is built of linux so the security is decent to start with. So, I bring it in to his office, he looks at it, groans, and says “oh, it’s a mac”.
Why, yes. How kind of you to notice! It is a mac. He decides he doesn’t need to look at it and I am then allowed to return to my desk with double network access.