Originally Posted by BSLSK05
As someone who works in IT, networking specifically, If my company ever decided to switch from PC to Mac, I would quit on the spot.
Why? Nothing you do on your end workstation is of any significance, any good admin should know the heavy lifting is best left to Linux machines.
Macs don't support network standards. Macs don't support enterprise grade monitoring tools. Macs don't play nice with active directory, or office, or any industry standard that most major corporations use on a daily basis.
Ok, a few points here:
1. They absolutely conform to network "standards", so I'm not sure what you're on about.
2. Monitoring tools? Why are you trying to do this on a client machine? Use something like Centreon, Nagios, Corvil, EndaceProbe, etc etc. Client machines should not make a difference to how you implement monitoring. Every good monitoring tool is typically served up in a web UI, even Solarwinds is pretty flexible in that regard.
3. Macs work with AD using LDAP, so long as your domain isn't a .local (and even then, this only applies to 10.10 and 10.11)
4. Office works fine on a Mac, maybe it doesn't for you if you are the type of lazy admin who has been sitting on an ancient version of Exchange because "it mostly works"
5. I'm not sure what industry standards you're talking about.
I'd like to see you configure an F5 Networks load balancer with a console cable for initial startup, or configure a Cisco network without SSH access, or manage a massive SQL server.
Again, this is mystifying. Consoles are provided to you with a simple USB-serial adapter. OSX has support for things like that. SSH is built in. Have... have you ever used a Mac? And ease up on your "CONFIGURE THIS LOAD BALANCER" nonsense, if you really want to come off as elitist, we can start talking about networking in finserv/HFT that's beyond the scope of anything you'll touch in the next 10 years.
Macs don't "just work", they are the the tool for the uneducated.
Yeah, just like your baseless assumptions and general inability to learn about an OS before trashing it with reckless abandon.