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Why I have 3 computers at home (today)

My side project of reading commenting and double sharing is over. I will share the results of that later!

I have had a Macintosh computer again for the past eight years. Before that, from 1996 to 2012, I did not own a Mac. Before 1996 I only had a Mac. I had one of the very first Powerbooks, a Macintosh computer running on the PowerPC chipset. Now, the MacBooks use the same Intel chips as Windows computers, and that brings the cost down. But there are two reasons why I still have a mac.

  1. You can’t easily create a Macintosh VM.
  2. I have tow mac based programs that I use a lot

The first issue is something that apple played with (allowing other companies to make Macs back in the 1990s). But you can’t easily make a VM or Virtual Machine with the macOS. Based on that, I have a physical Macintosh computer.

The second is there are two programs I use on the Mac that are not available for PCs. The first is the iMovie tools, and the second is one I won’t talk about here.

Over the years, the Macintosh went from the computer preferred by graphic artists to the mainstream computer. There are sadly enough Macs now that it is no longer a virus-free operating system. As smart hacker attempting to break into a computer most likely makes their malware in the order listed below.

A personal computer running Windows

Perhaps computer running macOS

A personal computer is running anything else.

Now the funny th8ing is, the numbers of computers drive hackers attacking. Nearly 1.1 billino computers are running a version of Windows in the world. Many fewer Macs and PCs are running other operating systems. I don’t have a favorite; this blog today was written on my Mac. I sometimes connect to Virily on a Mac, on my Windows-based PC, and sometimes on a Linux based VM. Sometimes when I have issues with Virily, I try another browser. If that doesn’t work, I try another computer.

But the only thing I will say, each of the computers I use, has something awesome about the computer. I would end with that!

  1. macOS – easy to use doesn’t require as much memory, and the apple upgrade process is so simple!
  2. Windows – easy to share with other people, better integrated with web meeting software, and I use that all the time.
  3. PC running a flavor of Unix or Linux doesn’t require much memory, and there are a lot of interesting tools you can run!

Both Linux and Windows support free “virtual machine managers.” You can add one to a Macintosh, but there is a cost.

Overall all three work well. I would be down to two computers (work laptop and home computer) if I could run a VM of MacOS!

  • Question of

    have you ever heard of a vm?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    did you know that you can have multiple computers, all running on the same computer?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you a Mac User?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Are you a windows user?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    or do you use a flavor of Unix (linux)

    • Yes
    • No

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  1. I have never had a Mac. I have always had Windows, people say Mac is better but I do not know why I have never been a big fan of Apple. Many people buy IPhones but I have always had other kinds of mobile phones, perhaps I am not cool enough….

  2. Mac computers are very expensive as us the case with apple smart phones in my region. Windows is favourite as it is cheaper.
    I have come across Linux program but very long time ago.
    I had windows 98 will be done with? I love it more than windows 10.

  3. Q: HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A VM?
    Yes (2 votes) – 22%
    No (7 votes) – 78%
    Q: DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE MULTIPLE COMPUTERS, ALL RUNNING ON THE SAME COMPUTER?
    Yes (5 votes) – 50%
    No (5 votes) – 50%
    Q: ARE YOU A MAC USER?
    Yes (1 votes) – 13%
    No (7 votes) – 88%
    Q: ARE YOU A WINDOWS USER?
    Yes (7 votes) – 78%
    No (2 votes) – 22%
    Q: OR DO YOU USE A FLAVOR OF UNIX (LINUX)
    Yes (1 votes) – 13%
    No (7 vot

  4. I have a laptop (Windows), but would love to add a desktop soley for stationary writing purposes. I’m contemplating upgrading my Asus laptop before my semester starts because I have put a lot of work in on it since purchasing it like 2 years ago from a small used laptop place.

  5. Right now I have just my desktop PC and Windows 7. I sure hate it when they scare me as I am writing important articles online. A blue screen comes up to remind me that Windows 7 will no longer be supported and I keep clicking remind me later. I wish they’d stop doing that.

    • you will have to define proprietary.
      they have USB
      they have HDMI
      they have intel chips

      the uniqueness of the apple world have moved beyond mac only for the most part.
      (SWIM chip by Woz is the magic of the mac). Swim chips are on most pcs.

      now their os is also not unique, it runs on a Unix kernel now.

    • i would say most people buy computer/os together. Some of us geeky people don’t like that. I don’t have the commercial windows on either of my two Windows PCs.
      The mac is closest to commercial, but it has some modifications as well!!

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