Are Macs or PCs better for business?

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Are Macs or PCs better for business?
    Mac and Windows both have many benefits, but which is best for small businesses?
    August 4, 2020

    https://blog.avast.com/mac-or-pc-for-business-avast
     
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

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    Opinions, everybody has one... I have to deal with the occasional iMac at work. When I do it is never a pleasant experience. Last week one of them crashed and would not read or even recognize the external drive that had been attached to it. It was formatted exFAT. Plugged it into a PC and it instantly recognized it and prompted for a repair. It was requested that I reformat it to a journaled Mac file system in hopes this would resolve the issue moving forward. After 2 days of copying Terabytes of data we attempted to format it on the iMac. It recognized the drive but refused to do anything with it. Sparing the details it took 3 hours of back and forth between the iMac and a PC trying different things until I finally installed Paragon Partition Manager on the PC and partitioned and formatted it for the Mac which it supported doing (this is not an advertisement for any product, just a solution for the situation). After doing so the iMac then recognized the drive and 2 more days of copying the data back. If there is an issue again connecting it to a PC will not work as it will not be able to read it unless we buy drivers for the PC to read Mac filesystems.

    Better for business? As much as people complain about Windows (often with valid reasons) I truly would rather not deal with the alternatives.
     
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