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Mac myths exposed! Part 3


While it’s true that some devices still don’t work with the Mac, it’s unfair to say that most peripherals are incompatible with the Mac. Pretty much every printer, scanner and multi-function device will work with a Mac straight out of the box, and although other gadgets like webcams have had difficulty working on the Mac, shareware and open source projects are plugging the gap for drivers. And when it comes to printers, the Mac’s Unix-based printing system has been tried and tested for many years on a wide range of non-Mac operating systems, allowing you to use a range of generic drivers if the one for your printer has never been ported to the Mac.

A wide range of ostensibly Windows-only products, like Microsoft keyboards with a Windows key beside the space bar, and of course two-button mice (Apple used to only make mice with a single button) work just fine without any drivers.

As the Mac gets more popular, more and more hardware developers will write Mac drivers for their peripherals, giving Mac users everywhere a bigger choice of add-ons than ever before.

MAGBOOK “The Independent Guide to the Mac” 2nd Edition: Page 10

  1. Johnny
    March 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Only for mac lovers. Takes effort and time to make everyday stuffs work if your not really tech savvy. Most games wouldnt work either, and it takes alot of functions away from this premium class hardware at a premium price. Other than that, it is good at what it does best.

    • March 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

      Hi Johnny, you got your point. That is why Apple move into Intel chip so guys like you might consider dual boot into Windows environment.

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